Green New Deal News

Some Tough Questions about the Green New Deal

Few ideas have provoked more discussion than the GREEN NEW DEAL (GND). Basically, the GND states that (1) we need to take urgent action on climate now in order to jump start the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and completely de-carbonize by 2050; and (2) we need intentionally to use the transition to address economic justice (create high quality union jobs/redress income inequality) and social justice.

‘Climate Change Is the Real Job Killer’

In an interview about labor’s role in framing the #GreenNewDeal LNS President Joe Uehlein says to Janine Jackson of CounterSpin, “climate change is the real job killer, not the answers to climate change. And we’ve done studies to show that, but, for a lot of working people, it’s very obvious.”

18 Strategies for a Green New Deal: How to Make the Climate Mobilization Work

LNS 2019 discussion paper “18 Strategies for a Green New Deal: How to Make the Climate Mobilization Work” by Jeremy Brecher

Organizing for the Green New Deal

by Michael Leon Guerrero, LNS Executive Director Here at the Labor Network for Sustainability we are very excited about the the Green New Deal (GND). The resolution introduced in Congress by Alexandria Ocasio Cortez and Sen. Ed Markey in the Senate has already sparked...

Joe Uehlein on the Green New Deal

On Monday, February 18, 2019, Chris Bangert-Drowns, a senior reporter with WPFW, the Pacifica Radio affiliate in Washington, D.C. spoke with LNS founding president Joe Uehlein about the Green New Deal and the tepid response from some unions.

Strengthen Labor’s Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal

On Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago. In the spirit of this year's theme, which is: Strengthening Labor's Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal...

Packed Bay Area Convergence on Climate Plans for Green New Deal

by Veronica Wilson, Labor Network for Sustainability On April 13, 150 local labor leaders, members and organizers, along with ally organizations gathered for the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO Labor Convergence on Climate. The Convergence was co-hosted by Labor...

New Labor Endorsements for the Green New Deal

San Francisco Labor Council GND Resolution Labor resolution shows unified support for a Green New Deal with strong labor and community provisions. The San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO is publicly calling a Green New Deal “that includes a strong and binding...

Making the Green New Deal Work for Workers

LNS’s policy and research director Jeremy Brecher lays out what labor needs from the Green New Deal in a special issue of In These Times on “Getting to Zero.” The Green New Deal presents the American working class with the greatest opportunity for improving our lives...

Some Tough Questions on the Green New Deal

by Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Trade unionists have been asking some TOUGH questions about the GND. Here are some examples -- and a few quick responses that don't aim to provide complete answers, but to highlight the top lines of more detailed...

SEIU 509 Joint Executive Board Resolution on the Green New Deal

Approved February 21, 2019 WHEREAS, climate change is an urgent crisis confronting people all over the world: extreme weather, rising sea levels, and pollution are wreaking havoc on the planet; and WHEREAS, the climate crisis exacerbates already-existing systemic...

Los Angeles AFL-CIO Endorses Green New Deal

WHEREAS: The recent fires and heavy storm season in Southern California provided another sobering reminder to our communities on how climate change is fundamentally altering our planet and economy; and WHEREAS: The Los Angeles region in particular, and the State of...

Op-Ed Shows How Trade Unionists Can Advocate for the Green New Deal

Why Labor Should Support the Green New Deal by Nancy Romer, Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, PSC-CUNY Environmental Justice Working Group The bad news is that we must completely transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and we must achieve most...

The Green New Deal—A Strategy for a More Equal United States

In an article for the www.inequality.org LNS’s Research and Policy Director describes the Green New Deal (GND) as a “strategy to counter America’s grotesque and growing inequality.” “While the Green New Deal [GND] is often portrayed as a program for climate...

SEIU’s 32BJ Supports the Green New Deal

Hector Figueroa, president of 32BJ SEIU, the largest property service union in the country, issued the following statement: As a union representing 163,000 doormen, security officers, cleaners and airport workers up and down the east coast, we support the Green New...

IBEW Local 103 Leader Endorses Green New Deal

IBEW Local 103 Business Manager Lou Antonellis has endorsed the Green New Deal resolution proposed by Senator Ed Markey and U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez, according to Jennifer Smith of the Dorchester Reporter. Antonellis said the push for expanded renewable...

Green New Deal is a Good Deal for NJ Workers

Humankind is facing a climate emergency. Bold and immediate solutions are required to avert the worst impacts of climate change. We are also facing unprecedented levels of income and wealth inequality—often along the lines of race and gender—which threaten the very foundations of democratic governance.

Detroit DSA Releases Video Supporting the Green New Deal

Video: Created by Detroit Democratic Socialists of America. Watch video here » Detroit Democratic Socialists of America write: General Motors' announced plant closings emphasize the urgency for a Green New Deal. We don't need any more abandoned factories in the Rust...