LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS
This year many states have made bold moves to electrify transit. Not only is expanded public transit a crucial means to reduce climate-destroying greenhouse gases, it is also a crucial way to expand good, family-sustaining jobs through the transition to a green, electric-powered economy.
The Coronavirus pandemic and the economic depression accompanying it are already engendering new movements of both employed and unemployed workers. A series of commentaries by labor historian and Labor Network for Sustainability Research and Policy Director Jeremy Brecher describe how millions of people are experimenting with ways to address their problems through collective action in the COVID-19 era.
Donald Trump, significantly behind in the polls, appears to be laying the groundwork for illegally attempting to remain in office if he loses the election. Labor organizations around the country are mobilizing to preserve democracy against Trump’s threat of a coup.
At its Aug. 26 launch, CFCA showcased this poignant portrayal of how slow government response to Hurricane Maria left thousands of Puerto Rican residents displaced in Central Florida. Watch the video »
Rhiana Gunn-Wright – Director of Climate Policy, Roosevelt Institute helped kick off the Sept. 22, 2020 Climate Jobs and Just Transition Summit at the Opening Lightening Around with powerful remarks about climate justice.
Aug. 26 the Labor Network for Sustainability and friends hosted “Young Workers and Just Transition,” the fourth in a series of webinars as part of the Just Transition Listening Project.