What does 400 PPM Mean for American Labor?

[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....

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...

Labor and Environment: Next Steps for Dialogue

[by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] What does the future hold for the relationship between environmentalism and organized labor? Judging from the highly-publicized controversy over the Keystone XL pipeline, America might appear to be entering a new era of conflict...

Climate Change: A Dagger Pointed at Your Job?

[Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith] Climate change has arrived in America. What will it mean for your job? Climate change affecting my job? Many people have never even considered the possibility. They have been misled by false assurances like the testimony of Douglas...

Labor, Sustainability, and Justice

Globalization and free-market economics made great promises to create a better life for everyone.  Instead they have produced an economy that is increasingly unjust and unsustainable.  Indeed, they have produced twin catastrophes — the economic crisis and the...
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