Ten Things Labor Is Doing Around the World to Fight Climate Change

Ten Things Labor Is Doing Around the World to Fight Climate Change

→  October 3, 2010

On 10/10/10 thousands of organizations around the world will be holding a GLOBAL WORK PARTY for the “BIGGEST DAY OF PRACTICAL ACTION TO CUT CARBON THAT THE WORLD HAS EVER SEEN.” The climate protection movement 350.org is especially encouraging unions and their members to participate in this “Day to Celebrate Climate Solutions.” Many unions are already involved [...]

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

Globalization, Neoliberalism, and Climate Change

→  September 20, 2010

As the global economy hurtles toward Great Recession II, the earth hurtles toward climate catastrophe.  Both represent the results of a neoliberal deregulation that has left humanity no means to shape our economies to serve human needs — not even the need for economic and environmental survival. How global movements respond to these intertwined environmental and [...]

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 [...]

Labor and Climate Change: A Briefing Paper for Activists

Labor and Climate Change: A Briefing Paper for Activists

→  January 28, 2010

by Tim Costello and the Labor Network for Sustainability [PDF version of this report is available here] ["Labor and Climate Change" is a briefing paper that provides activists inside and outside the labor movement a way to understand the interests and concerns of different segments of organized labor in climate change issues.  It was the last major [...]