Climate Strikes

Connecticut Locks Up Transit Funding

One week before Election Day, Mustafa Salahuddin, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1336, spoke at a press conference alongside the Executive Director of Greater Bridgeport Transit, the employer of many of Local 1336’s members.

Spanish Coal Miners Win a Just Transition

The Guardian reports: Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade. Unions hailed the mining deal – which covers...

U.S. Economy Faces Hit from Climate Change

The New York Times reports: A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming,...

Jobs, Anyone?

According to the new IPCC report released October 8, the world will have to invest $3 trillion dollars a year to keep counter global warming. That’s an awful lot of jobs! Sources: Implications for new investment » Full report » 

Feeling Heat-Stressed-Out?

In a recent article on “Public Law and Climate Disasters,” Sidney Shapiro and Katherine Tracy conclude, “The health, safety, and economic risks to workers associated with climate change have not received the attention they deserve.” Rising temperatures associated with...

IPCC Report Demands Immediate Action and Workers must take the Lead

Graphic from IPCC's Special Report on Global Warming of 1.5 °C By Todd Vachon The latest report issued by the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change on October 8 is the starkest report to date on the real and immediate threat that global warming...

After Florence

Black Workers for Justice penned an inspired piece calling for action, optimisim and change in the upcoming election in the aftermath of Hurricane Florence. Full text below. By Black Workers for Justice “These are not natural disasters, they are the logical outcome of...

Labor and Community Together on Storm Water Capture in Los Angeles

Above: LA County Federation of Labor President Rusty Hicks speaks in favor of improving LA’s storm water systems and committing funds to disadvantaged communities and ongoing maintenance to generate jobs and workforce training. By Veronica Wilson Recently, Los Angeles...