LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS
If you’ve been paying attention to news about Florida, the so-called “Sunshine State” may appear to fall short in the areas of public safety and economic empowerment. This past summer alone, mainstream media focused on the state’s long history of election woes  (usually a trending topic come election time), wreckless decision-making by its Governor, who lifted COVID restrictions despite the growing number of cases and fatalities, and Disney World layoffs to the tune of 6,700 non-union employees, which were announced practically in the same breath as the $150 million price tag on Disney’s Orlando-based 2020 NBA Bubble.
“Transform, Heal, and Renew by Investing in a Vibrant Economy” – the initials spell THRIVE. It’s a new economic renewal plan recently endorsed by the Labor Network for Sustainability. It provides a bold and forward-looking agenda to address the interlocking issues of racist policy, global pandemic, and ongoing climate crisis.
On Saturday, September 9, at 6 a.m., a crowd of approximately 40 young people marched down Country Club road in Greensboro, North Carolina, before stopping in front of the home of U.S. Postmaster General Louis DeJoy to demand his resignation for his attacks on the United States Postal Service and mail-in voting.
California is now facing the most devastating effects of climate change in its history. Within two weeks in August, the state experienced a record heat wave with 130 degrees Fahrenheit in Death Valley, which may be the hottest temperature ever recorded on Earth.
‘A stable climate system is quite literally the foundation of society’–Oregon Federal District Court
When 21 children and youth sued the federal government demanding that it halt policies that are destroying their Constitutional right to life and liberty, many legal commentators were skeptical that courts would give any legitimacy to such a claim.
How are workers responding to the threats to their health and livelihood created by the COVID-19 pandemic? A new series by labor historian and LNS director of policy and research Jeremy Brecher describes wide-ranging but underreported action. The series starts with a...