Labor and Climate News

Reversing Climate Change: What Will It Take?

[By Jeremy Brecher; Cross-Posted with New Labor Forum] On the weekend of September 21, 2014, people in 162 countries joined 2,646 events to demand global reductions in the greenhouse gas (GHG) emissions that are generating climate catastrophe. An estimated forty...

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...

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