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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....

Texas AFL-CIO Adopts Resolution on Climate Change

Ryan Pollock, an inside wireman with the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) writes about the recent AFL-CIO Convention in Texas: Not only were many of my fellow trades siblings—plenty of whom work in the fossil fuel industry or represent fossil...

Fire Drill Friday for Good Jobs

On December 13, trade unionists and supporters demonstrated at the U.S. Capitol for “Good Jobs for a Green Future”—and then sat down and were arrested for refusing to leave and end their protest. The civil disobedience action was part of “Fire Drill Fridays,” a weekly...

Postal Workers Take on Climate Change

The American Postal Workers Union has taken on the climate crisis within the national union structure by following up on their last national convention resolution “Climate Change, Jobs and Justice.” At its recent national All-Craft conference held in Las Vegas, the...