Labor and Climate News

Our Climate is a Public Trust

[by Jeremy Brecher] Can an ancient legal principle with roots in Roman law serve as a tool for the climate protection movement? On October 23, Alec Johnson, aka "Climate Hawk," is scheduled to go on trial for locking himself to a construction excavator in Tushka,...

The rebellion to save planet Earth:

The rebellion to save planet Earth: The politics of climate change are shifting. After decades of halfhearted government efforts to stop global warming, and the failure of the “Big Green” NGOs to do much of anything about it, new voices — and new strategies — have...

If Not Now When: Labor Needs a Climate Plan

Labor needs to propose a climate protection strategy of its own -- one that realistically protects the livelihood and wellbeing of working people and helps reverse America's trend to greater inequality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the speed scientists...

Making a Living on a Living Planet

[by Joe Uehlein; cross-posted with Common Dreams] On Labor Day 1940, American workers faced the aftermath of the Great Depression, with mass unemployment persisting and a divided labor movement facing a renewed counterattack from corporate America. They were barely...

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