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 [...]

Five Ways to Bridge the Jobs vs. Environment Gap

Five Ways to Bridge the Jobs vs. Environment Gap

→  May 4, 2013

[by Jeremy Brecher] It happens over and over again.  A company proposes some big project, environmentalists oppose it, but unions say it will create jobs.  Or a government agency proposes new regulations, environmentalists say it will halt pollution, but unions say it will destroy jobs.  The result is billed as a conflict of “jobs vs. the [...]

Connecticut Group Argues Climate, Jobs Are Not Issues in Opposition

Connecticut Group Argues Climate, Jobs Are Not Issues in Opposition

→  April 6, 2013

As unemployment and hard times lead many to believe the issue is “protecting jobs vs. protecting the environment,” labor, religious, environmental, and community leaders in Connecticut decided to join together proactively to fight for job-creating climate protection progress while seeking win-win solutions for their disagreements. Their Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, created with help from [...]

Do the Math: Invest While We Divest

Do the Math: Invest While We Divest

→  November 21, 2012

[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] Do you want your college tuition or tax dollars invested to increase droughts, storms, forest fires, and crop failures — and an unending series of Katrinas and Sandys?  Or do you want them used to lower greenhouse gases on your campus and in your community? That is [...]