Labor and Climate News

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...

Op-Ed Shows How Trade Unionists Can Advocate for the Green New Deal

Why Labor Should Support the Green New Deal by Nancy Romer, Professor Emerita, Brooklyn College, PSC-CUNY Environmental Justice Working Group The bad news is that we must completely transition from fossil fuels to 100% renewable energy by 2050 and we must achieve most...

The Green New Deal—A Strategy for a More Equal United States

In an article for the www.inequality.org LNS’s Research and Policy Director describes the Green New Deal (GND) as a “strategy to counter America’s grotesque and growing inequality.” “While the Green New Deal [GND] is often portrayed as a program for climate...

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