Climate Strikes

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...

A New Wave of Climate Insurgents Defines Itself as Law-Enforcers

[By Jeremy Brecher] One in six Americans say they would personally engage in nonviolent civil disobedience against corporate or government activities that make global warming worse. That’s about 40 million adults. The fate of the earth may depend on them — and others...

Making the Promises Real: Labor and the Paris Climate Agreement

[By Jeremy Brecher] As nearly 200 nations gathered in Paris approved the UN Climate Change Agreement, the AFL-CIO issued a statement that broke new ground on climate. While the AFL-CIO opposed the Kyoto climate agreement and never supported the failed Copenhagen...

Climate Insurgency After Paris

[by Jeremy Brecher] In December of 2015 – the earth’s hottest year since record keeping began -- 195 nations met in Paris to forge an agreement to combat global warming. The governments of the world acknowledged their individual and collective duty to protect the...