LNS’s policy and research director Jeremy Brecher lays out what labor needs from the Green New Deal in a special issue of In These Times on “Getting to Zero.”

The Green New Deal presents the American working class with the greatest opportunity for improving our lives and gaining power since the original New Deal of the 1930s. Responding to climate change will require the creation of millions of jobs, from pipefitters to machinists to scientists and educators, which has the potential to establish a new policy framework that makes workers’ rights and organizing central to the way our economy works.

But currently, the Green New Deal exists only as an outline of goals – as usual, there are some devils in the details.

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