LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS

Student Strikers Call for Adults to Join Climate Strike September 20

On August 20, 2018 a fourteen-year-old Swedish schoolgirl sat down alone in front of the Swedish Parliament with a sign saying “Student Strike for Climate.” Soon thousands of students around the world began joining her weekly actions. By March 15, 2019 one-and-a-half...

Massachusetts Teachers Union Calls for Strike for the Green New Deal

With more than 1,200 delegates attending, the Massachusetts Teachers Association approved a resolution “That the MTA delegation to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly propose a national teachers strike in support of the Green New Deal.” The submitters’ rationale...

Trade Union VP Says General Strike Necessary to Halt Climate Disaster

At a May conference in New York City, Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton (pictured right), urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. “What we need to...

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