Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

Citing Jobs and Environment, More Unions Backing EPA

→  April 21, 2011

by Jeremy Brecher and Brendan Smith At the start of 2011, as the energy corporations, the US Chamber of Commerce, and the Tea Party right launched their assault on environmental protection and the EPA, it looked like public opinion and organized labor might just be swept along. Instead, much of the public and the labor [...]

Coming Now to a Job Near You!

Coming Now to a Job Near You!

→  October 13, 2010

Why Climate Change Matters for California Workers [A Discussion Paper by the Labor Network for Sustainability; PDF version with footnotes is available here] California is at the forefront of driving the expansion of the clean energy economy. California’s groundbreaking climate law, the Global Warming Solutions Act  — AB 32 — is the most comprehensive climate legislation enacted [...]

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 [...]

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 [...]