What does 400 PPM Mean for American Labor?

[By Joe Uehlein and Jeremy Brecher] In 1940, as Nazi armies marched across Europe, United Automobile Workers Union (UAW) president Walter Reuther made a stunning proposal: Retool the Depression-ravaged auto industry to build 500 planes a year for national defense....

Earth Day, Labor, and Me

By Joe Uehlein The approach of the 40th anniversary of Earth Day on April 22 provides us an opportunity to reflect on the “long, strange trip” shared by the environmental movement and the labor movement over four decades here on Spaceship Earth. A billion...

Labor and Environment: Next Steps for Dialogue

[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] What does the future hold for the relationship between environmentalism and organized labor? Judging from the highly-publicized controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, America might appear to be entering a new era of conflict...
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