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Day of Action for Climate Justice and a Better Rutgers

Day of Action for Climate Justice and a Better Rutgers

In a convergence of labor, student, community, and climate forces, Rutgers University students, faculty, graduate workers, and staff joined for a day of speakouts, rallies, and marches for climate justice and fair contracts for the university’s 19,000 union employees.

UNITE-HERE Local 11 Tells American Airlines: No More Plastics!

UNITE-HERE Local 11 Tells American Airlines: No More Plastics!

UNITE HERE Local 11 represents over 32,000 hospitality workers in Southern California and Arizona, including airline catering workers. In September Local 11, joined by more than 40 environmental organizations, wrote American Airlines demanding action to protect the environment.

UAW and Sierra Club Leaders – Together at Last!

UAW and Sierra Club Leaders – Together at Last!

Cindy Estrada is a long-serving Vice President of the UAW. Ramon Cruz is President of the Sierra Club. Coming from such different affiliations, it is striking that they have just published a joint article about Autoworkers and the Environmental Movement in the Nonprofit Quarterly.

Immigrant Workers Rebuild Florida – And Have Their Wages Stolen

Immigrant Workers Rebuild Florida – And Have Their Wages Stolen

Shortly after Hurricane Ian devastated Florida, Adriana Phillips, a community organizer with South Bronx Mutual Aid in New York began hearing from new immigrants who were being offered lucrative jobs in Florida through flashy ads in Spanish on online platforms like Telegram and WhatsApp.

Enough is Enough – British and French Workers Fight Climate and Inequality Crises

Enough is Enough – British and French Workers Fight Climate and Inequality Crises

Hundreds of thousands people marched and rallied October 1 in over 50 towns and cities across the UK on a National Day of Action protesting the soaring cost of living and inaction on the climate crisis. The actions were called by Enough is Enough, a 700,000 member campaign supported by the trade union movement and community groups including tenant unions and foodbanks.

If the Courts Won’t Protect the Climate the People Must

If the Courts Won’t Protect the Climate the People Must

In the 2007 Supreme Court case Massachusetts v. EPA, the state of Massachusetts successfully sued the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency to require it to address greenhouse gas [GHG] pollution under the Clean Air Act. In this summer’s West Virginia v. Environmental Protection Agency case the Supreme Court forbade the EPA to implement just the kind of climate protection that followed from Massachusetts v. EPA. In a 6-3 decision, the Supreme Court held that the EPA did not have authority to implement emissions caps that would shift power generation from coal to renewables like wind and solar energy.

Victory against Manchin’s “Dirty Deal”!

Victory against Manchin’s “Dirty Deal”!

We’re celebrating the recent defeat of US Senator Joe Manchin’s “Dirty Deal.” This was a proposal to undermine environmental reviews and fast-track fossil fuel projects like the Mountain Valley Pipeline. 

Larry Williams Appointed New LNS Executive Director

Larry Williams Appointed New LNS Executive Director

The Labor Network for Sustainability is proud to announce the appointment of Larry Williams as its new Executive Director. Larry’s task will be to help LNS realize its mission “to be a relentless force for urgent, science-based climate action by building a powerful labor-climate movement to secure an ecologically sustainable and economically just future where everyone can make a living on a living planet.”