Keystone XL opponents need a jobs program

[by Brendan Smith and Jeremy Brecher; crossposted with Grist] Opponents of the Keystone XL pipeline are taking a well-deserved victory lap. The Obama administration’s decision to reject TransCanada’s pipeline proposal “” at least for now “”...

Petition Against Keystone XL and Tar Sands Pipeline

[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...

Transportation Unions and Climate Change

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...