At a recent panel on Working Class Environmentalism at UMass Amherst, organizers from the building trades, education, and human service sectors discussed how the labor movement can organize workers around both immediate workplace issues and bigger-picture problems like the global climate crisis, and how unions can address those problems at the bargaining table and beyond.

Panelist Amy Calandrella, an Operating Engineer with IUOE Local 98 in Western Massachusetts and a member of the LNS Young Workers Organizing Committee, describes LNS as “people who are still holding on to the idea that life should be fun.”

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