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: [...]

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 [...]

Transportation Unions and Climate Change

Transportation Unions and Climate Change

→  April 7, 2010

Transportation is the second biggest contributor to greenhouse gas emissions after electricity generation.  The US transportation system alone produces more greenhouse gasses than any country in the world except China. About one half of the transportation emissions comes from commercial transportation—trucks, planes, ships, rail, and buses. The other half comes from private automobiles. Serious efforts to [...]