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Workers to Join Student Climate Strikes September 20-27

In the last few months, as we’ve experienced the hottest ever recorded July globally and extreme floods in the Midwest, it’s undeniable that climate crisis is already impacting many of us, our communities, and our workplaces. Last year, the IPCC issued a report that drastic action must occur before 2030 to avoid the worst impacts of climate change – we have to act now! 

Brecher on Future of the Climate Movement

A recent article by LNS Research and Policy Director Jeremy Brecher in the Great Transition Forum argues that the climate movement has entered a new historic phase, pioneered by the Sunrise Movement, the Student Strike for Climate, and the Extinction Rebellion and expressed in the massive activity around the Green New Deal.

Future Energy Jobs for Chicagoland

A special plenary panel on local and state action described the partnership that has formed among organized labor, the environmental community, social justice advocates, the faith community, and businesses to enact bold clean energy and climate action goals that will drive quality job creation, lift up communities, and protect the environment in the city of Chicago and the state of Illinois.

Diversity and Racial Justice

LNS Executive Director Michael Leon Guererro announced that issues of diversity and racial justice will be top priorities for the next meeting of the LNS Board of Directors.

Engaging the Members: Doing a Local Inventory of Jobs and Climate

A Convergence workshop led by John Harrity, retired President of the Connecticut International Association of Machinists and chair of the Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs (pictured above), consumer-tested a survey that unions and other labor organizations can use to find out the impact of climate change on our members’ jobs and communities—and to stimulate a discussion of what that means for labor.