While protecting the climate will require millions of jobs, there is no guarantee that those jobs will be good jobs. In his new Commentary “The Green New Deal from Below and the Future of Work,” newsletter editor Jeremy Brecher describes how the local and state Green New Deals that have sprung up around the country are not only creating new jobs, they are also addressing low wages, lack of opportunities for training and advancement, de facto exclusion from access to good jobs, and other dimensions of job quality. They are making it easier for workers to organize. And some of them are moving toward providing a “jobs guarantee.” Taken together, these initiatives are laying the foundations for a transformation of the world of work.

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