Petition Against Keystone XL and Tar Sands Pipeline

Petition Against Keystone XL and Tar Sands Pipeline

→  October 18, 2011

[The following petition, initiated by Tar Sands Action, calls on the labor movement to oppose the Keystone XL Pipeline.] Dear sisters and brothers: Recently we signed this on-line petition “Labor Movement Against the Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline”  and we would like to encourage others in labor to do the same (in personal capacity). You can sign here: [...]

The Keystone Pipeline: Too Dirty for George W. Bush?

The Keystone Pipeline: Too Dirty for George W. Bush?

→  September 19, 2011

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher] The Keystone XL pipeline, recently approved by the US State Department and awaiting President Obama’s declaration that it is in the “national interest,” will carry oil that is too dirty for the US government to buy — under legislation signed by George W. Bush! In 2007, President Bush signed into law [...]

BP: No Friend of the Oysterman

BP: No Friend of the Oysterman

→  June 13, 2010

[By Brendan Smith, original posted on HuffingtonPost] With gallows humor, my fellow oystermen around the country have been passing around a Youtube clip of a 1960 educational film produced by the oil industry entitled “Lifeline to an Oyster.” This reel explains how in the late 1950’s Louisiana oystermen began sounding the alarm that [...]

Making Climate Protection Worker-Friendly

Making Climate Protection Worker-Friendly

→  June 5, 2010

by Joe Uehlein “There are no jobs on a dead planet.” That’s how one union leader answered those who say that unions should be concerned only about jobs, and leave the planet to someone else to take care of. Many unions and both labor federations hailed Barack Obama’s bold talk about solving America’s jobs crisis by putting [...]