Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez’s draft proposal for a Green New Deal contains bold provisions for achieving 100 percent renewable energy, a federal jobs guarantee…
While current proposals for a Green New Deal align with workers’ interests, organized labor brings traditions and insights that can make them even more compelling.
The principles for a Green New Deal laid out by the youth Sunrise Movement call for a job guarantee program to assure a living wage job to every person who wants one. What is a “jobs guarantee program” and what does it have to do with protecting the climate?
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Martha Hawthorne, a chair of the SEIU 1021 Climate Justice Work group and part of the planning team for the upcoming LNS National Labor Convergence on Climate, writes us from the Bay Area: At the close of 2018, the SEIU 1021 Executive Board voted to support the...
CJA Calls for Special Attention to Frontline Communities The Climate Justice Alliance (CJA), unites 68 organizations rooted in indigenous, African American, Latin-x, Asian Pacific Islander, and poor white communities on the frontlines of the climate crisis under Just...
Tesla workers are taking the lead in ensuring that green jobs are good jobs and that the transition to a climate-safe economy can and must be good for workers.
The Labor Network for Sustainability, Democratic Socialists of America and 350.org invite union members, labor organizers and divestment campaigners to a city and state divestment webinar on Dec 10 at 8pm ET. Please join us and circulate widely. Facebook event and advertising graphics coming later this week
Northeast Regional Labor Convergence on Climate Change Displays Growing Size and Momentum of the Labor-Climate Movement
On November 17, 2018 the Labor Network for Sustainability organized the Northeast Regional Labor Convergence on Climate Change. The convergence brought together over 90 labor leaders and allies from eight states across the northeast to discuss labor’s role in the urgently needed transition to a just and sustainable economy that both protects the climate as well as the lives and livelihoods of workers and frontline communities that are threatened by climate catastrophe.
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.