Photo: Chicago Sunrise Movement Rallies for a Green New Deal, February 27, 2019. Used with permission by Creative Commons. Taken by Charles Edward Miller.

An article by Candice Bernd in Truthout asks, “What would a just transition actually mean for fossil fuel workers, and what must proponents do to win labor’s support?” She provides answers from LNS President Joe Uehlein, Executive Director Michael Guerrero, and Dave Campbell, treasurer-secretary of United Steelworkers Local 675 in Los Angeles.

According to Guerrero:

It’s going to take the unions stepping up and organizing in these industries to strengthen them, and if the Green New Deal can create the political space for that to happen, then I think it helps everybody.” But if labor doesn’t get on board and play a leadership role soon, he says, then some unions are going to be left behind as policies are shaped without them. “This is an all-in moment.”

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