Climate Strikes

Jobs, Justice, and the Clean-Energy Future

A series of reports by the Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS), and partners provides good news: The U.S. can meet the targets for greenhouse gas (GHG) reduction that climate scientists say are necessary while also creating half-a-million jobs annually and reducing the cost of energy to consumers. The reports, gathered in the LNS Climate, Jobs, and Justice Project, also show that protecting the climate in a way that maximizes the benefit for working people and discriminated-against groups will take deliberate public policies and action by unions and their social movement allies.

Dakota Access Pipeline and the Future of American Labor

By Jeremy Brecher Labor Network for Sustainability As United States Energy Transfers Partners began building the Dakota Access Pipeline through territory sacred to the Standing Rock Sioux tribe, the tribe began an escalating campaign against the pipeline. By this...

“Just Transition” – Just What Is It?

An Analysis of Language, Strategies, and Projects A JOINT PROJECT OF: Labor Network for Sustainability 11 Pine Avenue Takoma Park, Maryland 20912 info@labor4sustainability.org website: www.labor4sustainability.org Strategic Practice: Grassroots Policy Project 1515...

Why Trade Unionists Should March for a Clean Energy Revolution

By Joe Uehlein Labor Network for Sustainability The Labor Network for Sustainability is calling on trade unionists to go to Philadelphia to march for a Clean Energy Revolution on Sunday, July 24. Why? We face shocking new data that climate scientists have gathered in...

BEYOND A BAND-AID

A Discussion Paper on Protecting Workers and Communities in the Great Energy Transition
By Arjun Makhijani, Ph.D

This discussion paper presents a strategy for protecting workers and communities that may be threatened by the current and future transformation of the U.S. energy system. It is derived from the…

Michael Leon Guerrero Joining the LNS team as Executive Director

The Labor Network for Sustainability is very pleased to announce that Michael Leon Guerrero will be joining the LNS team as Executive Director. Michael has been the National Coordinator of the Climate Justice Alliance for the past two years. Last month Michael...

This Is What Insurgency Looks Like

[By Jeremy Brecher] In a small church in the Albany, NY’s low-income, predominantly African-American South End, forty people were gathered for a community meeting. They were organizing a protest against trains carrying potentially explosive oil – dubbed by the...