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Massachusetts Teachers Union Calls for Strike for the Green New Deal

With more than 1,200 delegates attending, the Massachusetts Teachers Association approved a resolution “That the MTA delegation to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly propose a national teachers strike in support of the Green New Deal.” The submitters’ rationale...

Trade Union VP Says General Strike Necessary to Halt Climate Disaster

At a May conference in New York City, Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton (pictured right), urged U.S. trade unionists to “learn from our past” and start building towards a general strike in a last ditch effort to avert climate disaster. “What we need to...

LNS at Green New Deal Town Halls Across New Jersey

The Labor Network for Sustainability helped to organize and participated in a series of Green New Deal Town Halls across the state of New Jersey this spring. Working with the Sunrise Movement, SEIU 32BJ, the Sierra Club, BlueWave NJ, and ForwardNotBack, a pro-worker,...

Where should labor stand on anti-protest legislation?

As fossil fuel advocates have increasingly lost the battle for public opinion, they are increasingly turning to government repression as a way to pursue their policy preferences. According to the US Protest Law Tracker, since the election of Donald Trump 14 states...

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