LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS
‘A stable climate system is quite literally the foundation of society’–Oregon Federal District Court
When 21 children and youth sued the federal government demanding that it halt policies that are destroying their Constitutional right to life and liberty, many legal commentators were skeptical that courts would give any legitimacy to such a claim.
How are workers responding to the threats to their health and livelihood created by the COVID-19 pandemic? A new series by labor historian and LNS director of policy and research Jeremy Brecher describes wide-ranging but underreported action. The series starts with a...
At its July convention, the American Federation of Teachers adopted a resolution backing the Green New Deal proposal to counter climate change.
The Alameda Labor Council, which represents 135,000 workers in 135 unions in California’s Bay Area, just passed a resolution endorsing a “Green Recovery” for these purposes…
More than one million people live within five miles of the massive Inglewood Oil Field, the largest urban oil field in the nation, sprawled across Culver City and the historically African American neighborhood of Baldwin Hills.
A new report, “On the Front Lines: Climate Change Threatens the Health of America’s Workers,” was recently released by the Natural Resources Defense Council, the BlueGreen Alliance, and several labor organizations. It includes 14 first-hand stories from outdoor and indoor workers impacted by climate change.