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Connecticut Locks Up Transit Funding

Connecticut Locks Up Transit Funding

One week before Election Day, Mustafa Salahuddin, President of Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU) Local 1336, spoke at a press conference alongside the Executive Director of Greater Bridgeport Transit, the employer of many of Local 1336’s members.

Spanish Coal Miners Win a Just Transition

Spanish Coal Miners Win a Just Transition

The Guardian reports: Spain is to shut down most of its coalmines by the end of the year after government and unions struck a deal that will mean €250m (£221m) will be invested in mining regions over the next decade. Unions hailed the mining deal – which covers...

U.S. Economy Faces Hit from Climate Change

U.S. Economy Faces Hit from Climate Change

The New York Times reports: A major scientific report issued by 13 federal agencies Friday presents the starkest warnings to date of the consequences of climate change for the United States, predicting that if significant steps are not taken to rein in global warming,...

Jobs, Anyone?

Jobs, Anyone?

According to the new IPCC report released October 8, the world will have to invest $3 trillion dollars a year to keep counter global warming. That’s an awful lot of jobs! Sources: Implications for new investment » Full report »