Labor and Climate News

LNS Labor Convergence on Climate: Moving Toward Union

On Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago. This Convergence will be a place where labor people can strategize about how to enhance labor's role in the...

Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change

Nato Green, Campaign Coordinator for San Francisco SEIU Local 1021, writes in In These Times:  In recent years, some unions have embraced “bargaining for the common good,” which use the union campaign to win broad, righteous public benefits. The best current example...

Sociologist Finds Labor and Environmental Protection Linked

In my recent research with Allen Hyde from Georgia Tech, we find that countries with highly unionized workforces have on average done a better job of addressing climate change than the U.S. and other countries with smaller labor movements. After controlling for a...

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