Eight Connecticut labor organizations, including the state AFL-CIO, have endorsed the People’s Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21:
- 32BJ SEIU CT
- American Federation of Teachers – CT
- CT AFL-CIO
- CT Education Association
- CT State Council SEIU
- Council 4 AFSCME
- CT State Council of Machinists
- United Auto Workers Region 9A
Labor support has also helped win wide support from Connecticut public officials, who have encouraged Metro-North to provide discounted tickets and extra capacity on trains from Connecticut to New York for the Peoples Climate March.
The Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, a partnership between the Interreligious Eco-Justice Network (IREJN) and the CT AFL-CIO, will hold a press conference at Noon, Tuesday, September 2 with Connecticut Senator Chris Murphy and other elected officials, to promote the March. Launched in June, 2012 with support from the Labor Network for Sustainability, the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs is an innovative partnership that seeks to strengthen collaboration among Connecticut’s labor, environmental, and religious groups in advocating for public policies that address urgent concerns about climate change while creating good-paying jobs.