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 [...]

Occupy Climate Change

Occupy Climate Change

→  March 15, 2012

[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 bailouts to outsourcing and cruelty to animals, but it barely mentioned the environment and was silent [...]

Labor and Environment: Next Steps for Dialogue

Labor and Environment: Next Steps for Dialogue

→  January 18, 2012

[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 over environmental protection versus jobs. But in a recent speech to the UN Investor [...]

Climate Change: A Dagger Pointed at Your Job?

Climate Change: A Dagger Pointed at Your Job?

→  September 26, 2011

[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 W. Elmendorf, the director of the supposedly objective Congressional Budget Office, [...]