Occupy Climate Change

[by Jeremy Brecher; originally published by The Nation; watch a video interview of Jeremy here: Occupy Climate Change Video] Occupy Wall Street’s original Declaration of the City of New York, in September, listed a litany of issues, from foreclosures and...

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...

Obama Needs a Just Transition Taskforce

President Barack Obama recently established a Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He told the first meeting, “The biggest challenge we’re seeing right now is that unemployment is way too high.” He asked them to come up with “some...

New Study Reveals the Benefits of EPA Regulation for Labor

You can hear the echo chamber reverberate the talking points: “¢    The Independent Petroleum Association of America complains that drilling permits and pollution are curbing job growth. “¢    The head of the National Association of Manufacturers and the...
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