Obama Needs a Just Transition Taskforce

President Barack Obama recently established a Presidential Council on Jobs and Competitiveness. He told the first meeting, “The biggest challenge we’re seeing right now is that unemployment is way too high.” He asked them to come up with “some...

New Study Reveals the Benefits of EPA Regulation for Labor

You can hear the echo chamber reverberate the talking points: “¢    The Independent Petroleum Association of America complains that drilling permits and pollution are curbing job growth. “¢    The head of the National Association of Manufacturers and the...

Proposition 23: The Real Job Killer

[By Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher] The climate denial lobby behind Proposition 23 in California argues they’re fighting to protect jobs by overturning what they like to call California’s “Job Killing Global Warming Law.” But don’t be...

California Steamin’

“The California Jobs Initiative.”  Sounds like a good idea.  After all, California’s unemployment rate is now over twelve percent. But there’s something a little funny here.  Turns out that the main financial backers of the “California...

Making Climate Protection Worker-Friendly

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...
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