LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS

If Not Now When: Labor Needs a Climate Plan

If Not Now When: Labor Needs a Climate Plan

Labor needs to propose a climate protection strategy of its own -- one that realistically protects the livelihood and wellbeing of working people and helps reverse America's trend to greater inequality while reducing greenhouse gas emissions at the speed scientists...

Making a Living on a Living Planet

Making a Living on a Living Planet

[by Joe Uehlein; cross-posted with Common Dreams] On Labor Day 1940, American workers faced the aftermath of the Great Depression, with mass unemployment persisting and a divided labor movement facing a renewed counterattack from corporate America. They were barely...

Connecticut Unions Back Peoples Climate March

Connecticut Unions Back Peoples Climate March

Eight Connecticut labor organizations, including the state AFL-CIO, have endorsed the People's Climate March in New York City on Sunday, September 21: 32BJ SEIU CT American Federation of Teachers - CT CT AFL-CIO CT Education Association CT State Council SEIU Council 4...

Unions Confronting the Climate Crisis

Unions Confronting the Climate Crisis

Sean Sweeney of Trade Unions for Energy Democracy and Jeremy Brecher of the Labor Network for Sustainability discuss the significant labor ferment around the climate crisis. Climate change changes everything: everything about how we organize society, how we conduct...

Why getting arrested to resist the Keystone XL is legally justified

Why getting arrested to resist the Keystone XL is legally justified

[By Jeremy Brecher, Cross-posted with Waging Nonviolence] Nearly 100,000 people have pledged to risk arrest if the Obama administration appears poised to give approval to the Keystone XL pipeline. While it would be difficult to prove, it seems likely that the specter...