Labor and Climate News
More than 700 trade unionists and other labor activists joined an estimated crowd of 30,000 people in San Francisco on September 8, 2018 to Rise for Climate, Jobs & Justice.
Cynthia Hernandez, the Executive Director of the South Florida AFL-CIO, recently gave a presentation on South Florida unions initiative to address climate change to a LNS videoconference, Cynthia can be heard 14 minutes from start time.
The youth climate movement Sunrise has issued a call for a federal Jobs Guarantee that would provide jobs for all, focused on the transition to a climate-safe economy. Sunrise is a movement “to stop climate change and create millions of good jobs in the process.
The American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Workers just passed a new resolution on climate change. Advocates used this LNS fact sheet warning that “Government workers will pay the price of climate change” and that “The failure to limit global warming is turning the climate crisis into a fiscal crisis.”