Labor and Climate News

Some Tough Questions on the Green New Deal

by Jeremy Brecher, LNS Research and Policy Director Trade unionists have been asking some TOUGH questions about the GND. Here are some examples -- and a few quick responses that don't aim to provide complete answers, but to highlight the top lines of more detailed...

Some Tough Questions about the Green New Deal

Few ideas have provoked more discussion than the GREEN NEW DEAL (GND). Basically, the GND states that (1) we need to take urgent action on climate now in order to jump start the transition to 100% renewable energy by 2030 and completely de-carbonize by 2050; and (2) we need intentionally to use the transition to address economic justice (create high quality union jobs/redress income inequality) and social justice.

LNS Labor Convergence on Climate: Moving Toward Union

On Friday, June 28 through Sunday, June 30, 2019, the Labor Network for Sustainability will hold its Third National Labor Convergence on Climate in Chicago. This Convergence will be a place where labor people can strategize about how to enhance labor's role in the...