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Young Worker Listening Project

Young Worker Listening Project

Preliminary results from a survey by LNS’s Young Workers Listening Project provides a startling picture of what young workers think about climate and labor. According to a just-released article in The Forge…

Time for Public Transit to Roll

Time for Public Transit to Roll

As part of President Biden’s Build Back Better plan, the Bipartisan Infrastructure Deal (Infrastructure Investment and Jobs Act) passed by the U.S. Senate on August 10, 2021 includes $39 billion in new spending for transit. The bill is now in the House where it will be considered with the overall reconciliation package.

A ‘Place-Based’ Just Transition is Possible

A ‘Place-Based’ Just Transition is Possible

As with many organizers drawn to work with the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Pamela Tau Lee saw first-hand the workplace cruelties and injustices of her ancestors and throughout the Asian American Pacific Islander (AAPI) communities when she was a young girl. Founder of the Chinese Pacific Association and the Asian Pacific Environmental Network (APEN), Tau Lee recently shared her experience at APALA’s 16th Convention themed, “Rooted in Legacy: Towards a New World Beyond Borders & Across Oceans,” of which she was the opening keynote.

How to Protect Workers While Protecting the Climate

How to Protect Workers While Protecting the Climate

By Jeremy Brecher,Senior Strategic Advisor, LNS Co-Founder Listen to the audio version >> To protect against catastrophic global warming, the United States is preparing to rapidly reduce the burning of fossil fuels—coal, oil, and natural gas. As we transition to...

Rutgers Divests!

Rutgers Divests!

Members of Rutgers American Association of University Professors – American Federation of Teachers (AAUP-AFT) are joining with student allies in celebrating a vote to divest from fossil fuels by the Rutgers Board of Governors and Board of Trustees.

How to “Build Back Better”

How to “Build Back Better”

Graphic: Sierra Club. Anyone interested in how to address the concerns of both labor and environmentalists in upcoming legislation  should take a look at the new Sierra Club report “How to Build Back Better: A 10-year Plan for Economic Renewal.” Although the Sierra...

Ride Your Bike for Climate, Jobs and Justice in NYC–April 24

Ride Your Bike for Climate, Jobs and Justice in NYC–April 24

How do we spread the word about what it will take to have an equitable recovery from the COVID-19 pandemic and the crises of climate, jobs, healthcare, racism and democracy that it has so aggravated? Members of New York’s large DC37 union have an innovative way: The...

Does Shale Gas Extraction Grow Jobs?

Does Shale Gas Extraction Grow Jobs?

Over the past decade, many communities, especially impoverished rural communities in Appalachia, have been pitched the idea that extracting natural gas would be the solution to their economic problems. Vast amounts of gas were indeed extracted. But a new report from the Ohio River Valley Institute shows that the benefits did not flow to local communities