LABOR & CLIMATE NEWS

Student Strikers Call for Adults to Join Climate Strike September 20

On August 20, 2018 a fourteen-year-old Swedish schoolgirl sat down alone in front of the Swedish Parliament with a sign saying “Student Strike for Climate.” Soon thousands of students around the world began joining her weekly actions. By March 15, 2019 one-and-a-half...

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,...

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