LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS
A recent article by LNS Research and Policy Director Jeremy Brecher in the Great Transition Forum argues that the climate movement has entered a new historic phase, pioneered by the Sunrise Movement, the Student Strike for Climate, and the Extinction Rebellion and expressed in the massive activity around the Green New Deal.
The Labor Network for Sustainability held its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago, June 28-29. The theme was “Strengthening Labor’s Voice to Help Shape Green New Deal.”
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.
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.