Climate Strikes

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...

Youth Climate Movement Backs Jobs Guarantee for All

The youth climate movement Sunrise has issued a call for a federal Jobs Guarantee that would provide jobs for all, focused on the transition to a climate-safe economy. Sunrise is a movement “to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.

Government Workers Will Pay the Price of Climate Change

The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Workers just passed a new resolution on climate change. Advocates used this LNS fact sheet warning that “Government workers will pay the price of climate change” and that “The failure to limit global warming is turning the climate crisis into a fiscal crisis.”

A Climate Constitution in the Courts and the Streets

By Jeremy Brecher What’s the Constitution got to do with climate? Current legal cases are now addressing that question. They are using the U.S. Constitution to bring climate protection into the courthouse. These cases range from youth demanding their constitutional...