By Veronica Wilson, LNS California Organizer

California Labor for Climate Jobs is hosting two CLCJ Worker Summits this spring, one in the Bay Area this past weekend and one upcoming in Los Angeles. Open to all rank-and-file members of coalition unions, the summits are an opportunity to learn about how climate change impacts us as workers, how taking climate action as unions can build the labor movement and current campaigns to create policies that are good for workers and the climate. Workers are coming together to discuss questions, identify problems, brainstorm ideas, develop solutions, and positively impact the fight against climate change while building a sense of hope. The first worker summit brought together workers from across sectors and unions and was a huge success.

On the policy front, CLCJ is supporting pro-worker and pro-climate policies, including proposals to fund a plan to make schools across the state climate resilient; establish high road standards for zero-emission vehicle battery manufacturing; improve transferability of certifications for displaced oil and gas workers; address Cal OSHA hiring for extreme heat protections for indoor and outdoor workers; and divest from fossil fuels. 

California Labor for Climate Jobs (CLCJ) is a statewide coalition of labor unions organizing for a worker-led transition to a just and climate-safe economy. The coalition includes public service workers, teachers, utility workers, domestic workers, healthcare workers, farmworkers, janitors, and many more.

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