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“The Whole World Is in a Terrible State o’ Chassis”

“The Whole World Is in a Terrible State o’ Chassis”

This is the first of a series of Strike! Commentaries on the “Polycrisis and the Global Green New Deal.” The term “polycrisis” is increasingly being used to describe an era in which multiple crises collide – in particular, our present era. The first set of Commentaries in this series examine geopolitics and war in the era of polycrisis.

LNS Spotlight: Shontaé Cannon-Buckley

LNS Spotlight: Shontaé Cannon-Buckley

Shontaé Cannon-Buckley is the Member Relations Manager at US Climate Action Network, of which LNS is a member, and recently was the lead organizer of the 2024 Midwest Regional Meeting, at which union members and climate and environmental justice organizers shared knowledge and built power for a sustainable midwest and beyond.

California Labor for Climate Jobs Day of Action

California Labor for Climate Jobs Day of Action

California Labor for Climate Jobs held their first ever Lobby Day in Sacramento, California in early May, calling for the California Worker Climate Bill of Rights. The coalition of 15 unions represents more than one million workers across the state, organizing for a worker-led transition to a just and climate-safe economy.

BUILD GREEN Act: A Green New Deal for Public Transit

BUILD GREEN Act: A Green New Deal for Public Transit

The BUILD GREEN Act, recently re-introduced in Congress by Senator Elizabeth Warren and Representative Robert Garcia, would authorize the US Department of Transportation to distribute $500 billion over ten years to electrify existing transportation and build new electric transportation infrastructure.

University of California Workers Strike Against Repression

University of California Workers Strike Against Repression

Two thousand student workers at the University of California Santa Cruz stopped work May 20 in the first of a series of compounding strikes protesting the university’s response to pro-Palestinian protests. The university in turn has filed charges with the California Public Employment Relations Board accusing the union of violating the no-strike clause of its contract and is asking for an injunction to block the strike.