LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS
Two prominent international labor lawyers, one of them an official of the AFL-CIO’s Solidarity Center, have just published an article in Equal Times saying “Unions Must Join the Global Climate Strike to Avert a Climate Catastrophe.” The authors, who write in a personal capacity, are Ruwan Subasinghe and Jeff Vogt. Subasinghe is Legal Advisor to the International Transport Workers’ Federation and Jeff Vogt, director for the Solidarity Center’s Rule of Law department and previously the legal director of the International Trade Union Confederation.
LNS joined Friends of the Earth, Greenpeace USA, Oil Change International, and other environmental groups to express their solidarity with United Autoworkers members striking at General Motors.
This week, Service Employees (SEIU) President Mary Kay Henry sent local SEIU leaders this message: When the SEIU Executive Board voted on a resolution supporting the Green New Deal, we said that we would join with the climate and environmental justice movement in...
A thousand Amazon employees have signed a form pledging to walk out on September 20 in support of youth climate strikers. According to this article in Vox, an informational letter to Amazon workers from Amazon Employees for Climate Justice said, “We need bold, immediate climate action.” As a large global company, “we must demonstrate real climate leadership.”