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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.

LNS Lays Out Next Steps for Labor Climate Action

In a follow-up letter to Convergence participants LNS Executive Director Michael Leon Guererro laid out these next steps for trade unionists to mobilize their unions to fight for and help shape the Green New Deal.

Featured LNS Board Member: Sarita Gupta

Sarita Gupta is a nationally recognized expert on the economic and political issues affecting working people, particularly low-wage workers, and is a key leader and strategist in the progressive movement. Throughout her 20-year career, she has worked at the intersection of workers’ rights, immigrants’ rights, global justice, racial justice, and women’s rights issues.

Making the Green New Deal Work for Workers

The Labor Network for Sustainability has called on all members of Congress who support the Green New Deal to co-sponsor legislation to protect the pension and health benefits of coal miners. For many years the fossil fuel industry and its supporters have characterized...

Labor Convergence on Climate: A Labor Voice for the Green New Deal

The Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its third National Labor Convergence on Climate June 28-30. This year’s theme is “Strengthening Labor’s Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal.” The major goal of the Convergence is to produce an action agenda for labor...