At a May conference in New York City, Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton (pictured right), urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. “What we need to understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told a NY Labor History Association conference. said that dates should actually be set when “production is going to stop” and then proceed with “a series of escalating strikes” from there.

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