Climate Strikes

Join LNS in Supporting our Public Postal Service!

Sign up to call your Senators on Feb. 25. On Tuesday, Feb. 25, postal workers and the communities we serve are standing up for our public Postal Service. It's time to protect America's most cherished institution. The House of Representatives has overwhelmingly passed...

Introducing Strike!: Jeremy Brecher’s Corner

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director This is the first, introductory commentary of “Strike!: Jeremy Brecher’s Corner.” It asks, is there any way we can deliver ourselves from mutual destruction by climate change and/or nuclear holocaust? A listing of...

The Future of Climate Strikes

By Jeremy Brecher,LNS Research and Policy Director This is the first in a series of commentaries on the Future of Climate Strikes. This introductory commentary asks whether strikes and forms of mass direct action “people power” might help halt climate...

Labor in the Climate Emergency

Then, following up on the historic Climate Strikes in September, youth activists are calling for trade unionists and other adults to join an even more overwhelming action the week of Earth Day, April 22. You can learn about about these events from this newsletter—and...

Get on Board for Transit Equity Day—February 4

February 4, 2020 is Transit Equity Day when people in dozens of cities will demand public transportation systems that provide for the needs of everyone. February 4 was chosen for Transit Equity Day in honor of Rosa Parks, an iconic figure of the civil rights era,...

Transit Equity Day Organizers

Transportation is the leading cause of greenhouse gas emissions in this country and gasoline-powered vehicles also emit harmful pollutants that disproportionately affect already overburdened communities. At the same time, our public transportation system is in need of...

Mark your Calendars Earth Day Climate Strikes Ahead!

By Lauren Burke Last September, an estimated 7.6 million people joined the global climate strike, making it the largest demonstration against climate change in the world’s history. In the U.S., over 39 trade union bodies engaged in the climate strike: passing...

EPA Workers Need Your Help to Protect Your Climate!

Environmental Protection Agency workers protect the air we breathe, the water we drink, and ensure a healthy environment for everyone. In the face of devastating climate change, we need them more than ever. The Trump Administration is gutting the EPA—slashing funding,...

Union Teachers Spreading the Word on Climate

How can unions educate their members about climate change? The American Federation of Teachers (AFT) just provided a sterling example. The entire current issue of its magazine American Educator is devoted to teachers and climate change. It is available free online....