Labor and Climate News

How Climate Protection Has Become Today’s Labor Solidarity

[By Jeremy Brecher; Original Published in the Nation Magazine] Under banners proclaiming “Healthy Planet & Good Jobs,” thousands of trade unionists from 75 local and national unions, highly visible in their red, blue, green, and white union uniforms, joined the...

The Paris Climate Summit and the Power of the People

[By Jeremy Brecher; cross-posted with Waging NonViolence] Since international climate negotiations began a quarter of a century ago, annual greenhouse gas (GHGs) emissions have increased by 60%. As we approach yet another climate summit this November in Paris, the...

A Climate Protection Guide to Organized Labor

[By Joe Uehlein] Thousands of trade unionists and seventy-five local and national unions participated in the Peoples Climate March in New York in September -- a quantum leap from any previous labor participation in climate action. Climate protection has become a...

Connecticut Needs a New Climate Change Action Plan

While global cooperation is required to address global warming, national governments are so far failing to adopt the necessary agreements and policies. Therefore people and governments have had to take the initiative for protecting the climate by reducing greenhouse...

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