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Strengthen Labor’s Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal

On Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago. In the spirit of this year's theme, which is: Strengthening Labor's Voice to Help Shape the Green New Deal...

Packed Bay Area Convergence on Climate Plans for Green New Deal

by Veronica Wilson, Labor Network for Sustainability On April 13, 150 local labor leaders, members and organizers, along with ally organizations gathered for the Alameda Labor Council, AFL-CIO Labor Convergence on Climate. The Convergence was co-hosted by Labor...

Workers Join Young People on Global Strike for Climate

by Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability On March 15, 1.5 million young people joined a School Strike 4 Climate in more than 2000 locations around the world. The school strikes have been occurring weekly since thirteen-year-old Greta Thunberg began sitting...

New Labor Endorsements for the Green New Deal

San Francisco Labor Council GND Resolution Labor resolution shows unified support for a Green New Deal with strong labor and community provisions. The San Francisco Labor Council, AFL-CIO is publicly calling a Green New Deal “that includes a strong and binding...

Making the Green New Deal Work for Workers

LNS’s policy and research director Jeremy Brecher lays out what labor needs from the Green New Deal in a special issue of In These Times on “Getting to Zero.” The Green New Deal presents the American working class with the greatest opportunity for improving our lives...

Some Tough Questions on the Green New Deal

by Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Trade unionists have been asking some TOUGH questions about the GND. Here are some examples -- and a few quick responses that don't aim to provide complete answers, but to highlight the top lines of more detailed...

Some Tough Questions about the Green New Deal

Few ideas have provoked more discussion than the GREEN NEW DEAL (GND). Basically, the GND states that (1) we need to take urgent action on climate now in order to jump start the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and completely de-carbonize by 2050; and (2) we need intentionally to use the transition to address economic justice (create high quality union jobs/redress income inequality) and social justice.