Climate Strikes

Los Angeles AFL-CIO Endorses Green New Deal

WHEREAS: The recent fires and heavy storm season in Southern California provided another sobering reminder to our communities on how climate change is fundamentally altering our planet and economy; and WHEREAS: The Los Angeles region in particular, and the State of...

Op-Ed Shows How Trade Unionists Can Advocate for the Green New Deal

Why Labor Should Support the Green New Deal by Nancy Romer, Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, PSC-CUNY Environmental Justice Working Group The bad news is that we must completely transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and we must achieve most...

The Green New Deal—A Strategy for a More Equal United States

In an article for the www.inequality.org LNS’s Research and Policy Director describes the Green New Deal (GND) as a “strategy to counter America’s grotesque and growing inequality.” “While the Green New Deal [GND] is often portrayed as a program for climate...

Featured LNS Board Member: John Harrity

John Harrity serves as Chair and is a founding member of the Board of the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs, a statewide coalition with a major impact on Connecticut’s response to climate change. John also serves on the Board of the Connecticut Green Bank, a...

Organizing for the Green New Deal

by Michael Leon Guerrero, LNS Executive Director Here at the Labor Network for Sustainability we are very excited about the the Green New Deal (GND). The resolution introduced in Congress by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey in the Senate has already sparked...

SEIU’s 32BJ Supports the Green New Deal

Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service union in the country, issued the following statement: As a union representing 163,000 doormen, security officers, cleaners and airport workers up and down the east coast, we support the Green New...

IBEW Local 103 Leader Endorses Green New Deal

IBEW Local 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis has endorsed the Green New Deal resolution proposed by Senator Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter. Antonellis said the push for expanded renewable...