On June 20 Third Act Union will present an on-line conversation with Jeremy Brecher on “Labor and the Climate Crisis Today.” According to the announcement for the talk,

While unions and environmentalists have long been portrayed as opponents, that is beginning to change. The recent UAW strike aimed for a “just transition” to electric vehicle production. Many unions at a state level are campaigning not only for green jobs but for a transition to climate-safe energy. New climate caucuses and networks are forming within a number of unions. And some unions are initiating their own “green” training and construction projects. Join us to learn about these initiatives – many of them little-known.

Jeremy Brecher is co-founder and senior strategic advisor for the Labor Network for Sustainability. He is the author of more than a dozen books on labor and social movements, including the labor history classic Strike! His new book The Green New Deal from Below: How Ordinary People Are Building a Just and Climate-Safe Economy will be published in November, 2024.

About Third Act Union:

Bill Mckibben started Third Act three years ago so retired citizens would have a place where they could fight on the two existential issues of our day–the struggles to save our planet and our democracy, and the relationship between them.  As Third Act engages on every front of the climate struggle, we focus on the underlying issue: we have to stop burning fossil fuels, keep them in the ground. Third Act Union provides a way for retired union members to join in this struggle.

Register for the talk: bit.ly/3AU-JeremyBrecher

Connect with Third Act Union: www.thirdact.org/union

Hear Jeremy’s May 5 talk to 350.org Connecticut on the “budding but not always smooth romance” between labor and climate movements: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=FB3kaZwKdKA