Labor and Climate News

A Scenario for Climate Protection and Jobs

How can the United States actually meet the targets for reducing greenhouse gas emissions that climate scientists say are necessary to forestall catastrophic climate change without catastrophic economic impacts on American workers? Green Growth: A U.S. Program for...

Seattle Labor Unions Join Call Saying “Shell No”

For Immediate Release: June 11, 2015 Contact:  Tom Geiger, 206-604-3421 In a strong show of support for a better future, local labor unions have signed a letter to oppose the decision by the Port of Seattle Commission to permit the Shell Oil rig to have safe harbor in...

Reversing Climate Change: What Will It Take?

[By Jeremy Brecher; Cross-Posted with New Labor Forum] On the weekend of September 21, 2014, people in 162 countries joined 2,646 events to demand global reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are generating climate catastrophe. An estimated forty...

How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity

[By Jeremy Brecher; Original Published in the Nation Magazine] Under banners proclaiming “Healthy Planet & Good Jobs,” thousands of trade unionists from 75 local and national unions, highly visible in their red, blue, green, and white union uniforms, joined the...

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