The Rise of the New Power Co-Op Movement

The Rise of the New Power Co-Op Movement

→  September 29, 2010

By Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher Breakdown at Copenhagen. Climate legislation stalled. EPA regulation of greenhouse gasses threatened. Is climate protection dead? Maybe not. Climate protection has gone local. Political leaders may fiddle while the world burns, but grassroots groups around the country are organizing to cut greenhouse gas emissions and build a [...]

Workers of the World – Cool It!

Workers of the World – Cool It!

→  July 6, 2010

The meeting you probably heard about: At the end of June, leaders from the world’s richest and largest countries met in Toronto, Canada.  As the global economy festered in its worst crisis since the 1930s, as poverty and unemployment tormented growing millions, as climate change devastated more and more people and places, world leaders did [...]

Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

Unions call for Science-Based Reductions in Greenhouse Gases

→  January 15, 2010

Over the past couple of years, the American labor movement has become an enthusiastic supporter of expanding “green jobs” that fight global warming. But policies to reduce carbon emissions to levels scientists say are safe have been a harder pill to swallow. Now, in a significant breakthrough, three significant unions have come out [...]

ACTION ALERT - Find an Event Near You

ACTION ALERT - Find an Event Near You

→  December 11, 2009

Over 40 top US labor leaders will travel to the UN Climate Change negotiations in Copenhagen next week.  The US labor delegation will join hundreds of labor leaders from the international community and thousands of representatives from the environmental, business, government and faith communities to urge President Obama and over 100 other world leaders to [...]