Unions are often asked to support resolutions to protect the climate and the environment. Shouldn’t environmental and climate organizations be asked to pass comparable resolutions supporting worker rights? [Template Resolution Inside]
On February 5th, campaigns across the country will be standing up for the rights of all people to high-quality public transportation powered by clean/renewable energy.
Thomas Hoffman of the Sierra Club describes a community-labor-environment coalition to fight privatization and promote a $2-4 billion sewer renewal for the city’s regional water and sewer system.
By Nancy Romer
[Nancy Romer is a union and climate justice activist, a co-founder of the Environmental Justice committee of her union PSC-CUNY (AFT local #2334), and on the steering committees of Divest NY and Peoples Climate March-NY. She recently retired after 42 years of teaching at Brooklyn College, City University of New York and served on her union’s executive committee for nine years.]
On this fifth anniversary of Superstorm Sandy, it is time to recognize that climate change is a dagger pointing at the jobs and well-being of American workers. Since Sandy we have seen storm after storm, wildfire after wildfire, flood after flood, all...
The Labor Network for Sustainability is pleased to announce the publication of Jeremy Brecher’s Climate Insurgency Trilogy. Together these three books present a comprehensive look at the challenges and possibilities of protecting the earth’s climate through a global nonviolent climate insurgency.
Climate Solidarity presents a vision for the labor climate movement. It offers a comprehensive and at times provocative view of the past, present, and future of organized labor and climate change. It provides a substantive analysis for leaders and activists in the labor climate movement. It presents a well thought out, historically informed analysis both of climate change and of organized labor.
As the Huntley coal-fired power plant in Tonawanda, NY, a working class suburb of Buffalo, NY, began cutting back on its production, the company began cutting back on its payments to the town; as a result, three schools were closed and 135 school employees lost their...
We are in a critical political moment. The impacts of climatechange are increasingly severe, taking a toll on our health, environment and our economies. In the midst of this growing crisis, the United States now has a President and Congressional leadership that...