Climate Strikes

Labor’s changing approach to climate change

Some unions dissented early from AFL-CIO climate policy.  In 1990 the Steelworkers, America's largest and most diversified manufacturing union with a strong history of environmentalism created an executive board committee on environmental issues and issued a policy...

Coal: Making a Just Transition

By Joe Uehlein with Jeremy Brecher, Tim Costello, and Brendan Smith Workers have often felt threatened by measures to protect the environment. Today such fears are likely to be augmented, especially in a time of soaring unemployment, by the large changes necessary to...