Organized labor can be difficult and confusing for climate protection advocates — and even for union members themselves — to navigate. LNS has just put a set of tools called the “Labor Landscape Analysis” on its website that we hope will be useful for anyone trying to work with labor on climate protection. It includes:
Profiles of 38 unions, federations, and other labor organizations on sustainability concerns.
A strategic “guided tour” of organized labor for labor and climate activists.
The past, present, and future of cooperation and conflict between labor and environmental movements.
Five case studies revealing how labor has changed positions on important public policy issues such as civil rights, the Iraq war, single payer health care, globalization and immigration.