Labor and Climate News

Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change

Nato Green, Campaign Coordinator for San Francisco SEIU Local 1021, writes in In These Times:  In recent years, some unions have embraced “bargaining for the common good,” which use the union campaign to win broad, righteous public benefits. The best current example...

Sociologist Finds Labor and Environmental Protection Linked

In my recent research with Allen Hyde from Georgia Tech, we find that countries with highly unionized workforces have on average done a better job of addressing climate change than the U.S. and other countries with smaller labor movements. After controlling for a...

Los Angeles AFL-CIO Endorses Green New Deal

WHEREAS: The recent fires and heavy storm season in Southern California provided another sobering reminder to our communities on how climate change is fundamentally altering our planet and economy; and WHEREAS: The Los Angeles region in particular, and the State of...

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