New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

New LNS Report: The Keystone Pipeline Debate

→  November 18, 2013

According to a new report released today by the E3 Network and the Labor Network for Sustainability, replacing aging wastewater, drinking water, and gas distribution pipes in Montana, South Dakota, Nebraska, Oklahoma, and Texas can create more jobs and better jobs in the pipeline and construction industries than the proposed Keystone XL pipeline. The Keystone XL [...]

Climate protection can learn from the AIDS movement

Climate protection can learn from the AIDS movement

→  September 30, 2013

LNS’s Jeremy Brecher and AIDS policy expert Kevin Fisher maintain in a new commentary in NATURE CLIMATE CHANGE that governments have ceased any serious individual or collective effort for climate protection. Yet there is no vehicle or venue to draw together scientists combatting climate change with representatives of the billions of people already or soon [...]

Connecticut AFL-CIO Calls for Collaborative Action to Create Green Jobs and Fight Climate Change

Connecticut AFL-CIO Calls for Collaborative Action to Create Green Jobs and Fight Climate Change

→  September 30, 2013

The Connecticut AFL-CIO has approved a resolution affirming that “climate change poses a direct threat to the well being of the lives and livelihoods of working people in Connecticut, the United States, and the world” and calling for bold action to achieve “a just transition to a clean energy economy that creates green jobs that [...]

What does 400 PPM Mean for American Labor?

What does 400 PPM Mean for American Labor?

→  May 23, 2013

[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.  Many scoffed.  But a huge wartime mobilization put tens of millions of unemployed and underemployed workers [...]