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 [...]

Labor, Climate, and the KXL: Interpreting the New AFL-CIO Statement on Energy and Jobs

Labor, Climate, and the KXL: Interpreting the New AFL-CIO Statement on Energy and Jobs

→  February 27, 2013

At its just-completed Executive Council meeting, the AFL-CIO issued a new “Statement on Energy and Jobs.” While the statement is broadly in line with past AFL-CIO policy, it is worth close examination by those concerned about our twin crises of climate and economy. To evaluate the significance of this statement, it is important to understand [...]

Big Oil uses Subsidies to Print Pink Slips

Big Oil uses Subsidies to Print Pink Slips

→  May 16, 2012

LNS and 350.org teamed up to design this infographic exposing the false job creation claims of the fossil fuel industry. Join us in support of the “End Polluter Welfare Act” that would cut $113 billion in subsidies to the coal, oil and gas lobby over the next ten years. Go to 350.org to sign the petition Or click [...]