Climate Strikes

Connecticut’s Electric Utilities: Time to Revise the Model

[Like other states, Connecticut has an electric system based on a one-way flow of energy from a central generating stations to consumers — and this model is now obsolete. It is failing to capture new opportunities for distributed renewable energy, and it is failing to meet new problems like climate change and energy insecurity. This discussion paper examines how to revise Connecticut’s electric system to make it safe for the earth’s climate — and how to get the electric utilities to make the changes that are necessary. Here’s the full pdf of the discussion paper entitled: Connecticut’s Electric Utilities: Time to Revise the Model. Read the introduction below.]

Climate destruction in the court of public opinion

[by Jeremy Brecher] As the leaders of more than a hundred of the world’s governments addressed the U.N. Climate Summit last week, people’s organizations from around the world convened a Climate Justice Tribunal across from the United Nations to indict political...

Battling Ebola: Nursing in the Era of Climate Change

[Nurses are asking all Americans to sign a petition demanding protection for frontline health care workers who are protecting us all from the threat of Ebola. Tamanna Rahman and Brendan Smith tell us why.] As the Ebola outbreak continues to dominate headlines, so too...

Our Climate is a Public Trust

[by Jeremy Brecher] Can an ancient legal principle with roots in Roman law serve as a tool for the climate protection movement? On October 23, Alec Johnson, aka "Climate Hawk," is scheduled to go on trial for locking himself to a construction excavator in Tushka,...

The rebellion to save planet Earth:

The rebellion to save planet Earth: The politics of climate change are shifting. After decades of halfhearted government efforts to stop global warming, and the failure of the “Big Green” NGOs to do much of anything about it, new voices — and new strategies — have...

If Not Now When: Labor Needs a Climate Plan

Labor needs to propose a climate protection strategy of its own -- one that realistically protects the livelihood and wellbeing of working people and helps reverse America's trend to greater inequality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the speed scientists...

Maryland Labor Network for Sustainability Job Announcement

ORGANIZER (Fall/Winter 2014 and Spring 2015) The Labor Network for Sustainability (LNS) is a national organization with a vision of a just transition to full spectrum sustainability (economic, social and environmental). LNS works at the nexus of the labor movement and...

Making a Living on a Living Planet

[by Joe Uehlein; cross-posted with Common Dreams] On Labor Day 1940, American workers faced the aftermath of the Great Depression, with mass unemployment persisting and a divided labor movement facing a renewed counterattack from corporate America. They were barely...

Connecticut Unions Back Peoples Climate March

Eight Connecticut labor organizations, including the state AFL-CIO, have endorsed the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21: 32BJ SEIU CT American Federation of Teachers - CT CT AFL-CIO CT Education Association CT State Council SEIU Council 4...