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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...

Joe Uehlein on the Green New Deal

On Monday, February 18, 2019, Chris Bangert-Drowns, a senior reporter with WPFW, the Pacifica Radio affiliate in Washington, D.C. spoke with LNS founding president Joe Uehlein about the Green New Deal and the tepid response from some unions.

Green New Deal is a Good Deal for NJ Workers

Humankind is facing a climate emergency. Bold and immediate solutions are required to avert the worst impacts of climate change. We are also facing unprecedented levels of income and wealth inequality—often along the lines of race and gender—which threaten the very foundations of democratic governance.

Detroit DSA Releases Video Supporting the Green New Deal

Video: Created by Detroit Democratic Socialists of America. Watch video here » Detroit Democratic Socialists of America write: General Motors' announced plant closings emphasize the urgency for a Green New Deal. We don't need any more abandoned factories in the Rust...

What’s in the Green New Deal Resolution for Labor?

Along with its broad provisions for protecting the climate and eliminating poverty and injustice, the Green New Deal resolution recently proposed by Rep. Alexandra Ocasio-Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey has specific proposals to help organized labor.

Featured LNS Staff Member: Mike Cavanaugh

Mike Cavanaugh (pictured front right) joined the staff of the Labor Network for Sustainability as of February, 2019 as our Senior Strategic Advisor/Organizer  after a lifetime of working in the labor movement as an organizer and advocate for workers and their unions....

Transit Equity Day is Coming Save the Date – Take Action!

Last year, people took action in dozens of cities across the U.S. demanding that our local, state and federal governments make public transit accessible and affordable to all, create good jobs by expanding our public transit systems, and protect our health and climate by using renewable energy to power our buses and trains.

Labor and the Green New Deal

It was an iconic moment: Young people occupy Rep. Nancy Pelosi’s office demanding a Green New Deal to put millions of people to work making a climate-safe economy—when suddenly newly-elected Congressional representative and overnight media star Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez joins them with a resolution in hand laying out principles for a Green New Deal.