Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith At the start of 2011, as the energy corporations, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Tea Party right launched their assault on environmental protection and the EPA, it looked like public opinion and organized labor might just be...

Labor and Climate Change: A Briefing Paper for Activists

by Tim Costello and the Labor Network for Sustainability [PDF version of this report is available here] [“Labor and Climate Change” is a briefing paper that provides activists inside and outside the labor movement a way to understand the interests and...

Labor’s changing approach to climate change

Some unions dissented early from AFL-CIO climate policy.  In 1990 the Steelworkers, America’s largest and most diversified manufacturing union with a strong history of environmentalism created an executive board committee on environmental issues and issued a...