Labor and Climate News

A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets

By Jeremy Brecher What’s the Constitution got to do with climate? Current legal cases are now addressing that question. They are using the U.S. Constitution to bring climate protection into the courthouse. These cases range from youth demanding their constitutional...

A Just Transition for Appalachia – Is There a Way?

Thirty thousand coal mining jobs have been lost since 2011. In central Appalachia, seven thousand miners lost their jobs from 2015 to 2016.54 The US Energy Information Administration expects central Appalachia’s coal output to decline nearly sixty percent by 2035,...

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