This week, Service Employees (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry sent local SEIU leaders this message: When the SEIU Executive Board voted on a resolution supporting the Green New Deal, we said that we would join with the climate and environmental justice movement in...
A thousand Amazon employees have signed a form pledging to walk out on September 20 in support of youth climate strikers. According to this article in Vox, an informational letter to Amazon workers from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said, “We need bold, immediate climate action.” As a large global company, “we must demonstrate real climate leadership.”
Randi Weingarten, President of the American Federation of Teachers, has released a statement that shows teachers’ support for their climate-striking students.
Union Statements and Actions in Support of the Youth-Led Calls for Global Climate Action
Alameda Labor Council and Labor Rise support Students Strikes
Thousands of workers and major unions are supporting the youth-led student climate strikes September 20-27. See how workers and union can join them.
A Climate Strike toolkit for workers
Take pictures with signs about labor’s support. In advance of September 20 or during the week of action, snap a photo with a younger person, a family member such as a child, grandchild, etc., with a sign that reads: “Workers support the climate strikes,” or “Labor supports the climate strikes,” or “Unions support the climate strike,” and post it to social media.
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!