The Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS) released a White Paper today arguing that current House and Senate climate bills do not do enough to protect workers, and laying out an alternative strategy for worker protection.
The White Paper, Climate Legislation Must Provide a Just Transition for Workers, kicks of the LNS’s campaign to strengthen provisions for workers whose jobs may be threatened by climate change legislation. (more…)
While fewer and fewer people are willing to publicly deny the validity of global warming science, those who oppose action to protect the climate have taken up a new strategy: Denying that climate change will have a major impact on the U.S. economy.
This denial is rejected by most economists who have studied climate change. (more…)
Calling all labor movement climate and sustainability activists: The Labor Network for Sustainability needs you — And you need it.
Are you in the labor movement? Are you concerned about a sustainable future? Climate change? Economic justice? If so, you should know about the Labor Network for Sustainability.
The LNFS was launched in October, 2009 by labor activists who are concerned about a more just and sustainable world. (more…)
Climate change will directly affect most American workplaces not in some theoretical future but in the working lives of those now in the industry. And their unions will be affected right along with them. New Orleans was perhaps the most highly unionized city in the South. But when Katrina hit, unions representing everyone from teachers to hospitality industry workers to municipal employees were decimated along with the industries and workers they represented. (more…)