Tag: Climate Change

The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor
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The Green New Deal is Revolutionary – It Needs Revolutionary Supporters in Labor

Brooklyn, NY – At the same time that hundreds of scientists worldwide are publicly supporting nonviolent acts of civil disobedience aimed at breaking the fossil fuel industry’s death grip on the planet, many labor leaders who also fully understand the irreversible effects of pumping more carbon into the atmosphere, nevertheless, continue to advocate for the…

Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All
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Together, Climate Change Activists & Labor Can Make a ‘Just Transition’ Work for All

New York, NY – Climate change activists with Extinction Rebellion are conducting a series of direct, non-violent actions around town this week that could be a guaranteed game-changer if the full force of organized labor was also brought to bear.  Imagine, the impact of hardhats, teachers, transit workers and other trade unionists joining shoulder-to-shoulder with…

One More Reason Trade Unionists are Dubious About  Their Place in a ‘Just Transition’
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One More Reason Trade Unionists are Dubious About Their Place in a ‘Just Transition’

New York, NY – Concern that a “just transition” to a new green economy could translate into lost work or reduced wages and benefits for trade unionists working in sectors linked to the fossil fuel industry is a big reason why many aren’t joining their union brothers and sisters in Global Climate Strike actions in…

Global Climate Strike Actions and the Golden Opportunity Before Labor
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Global Climate Strike Actions and the Golden Opportunity Before Labor

New York, NY – As young Global Climate Strike activists fight to decarbonize the economy and implement a Green New Deal before it’s too late — trade unionists in desperate need to boost union density have been given a golden opportunity to forge exciting new alliances with generations of youngsters extending far into the future….

Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe
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Too Many Labor Leaders are Failing to Make the Case for Action in Face of Growing Climate Catastrophe

New York, NY – Working men and women, including more than 900 Amazon employees based in Seattle, Washington alone, figure to play a key role in Global Climate Strike actions Sept. 20-27 — but the true power of the labor movement is not being brought to bear because many labor leaders are still not treating…

Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions
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Shut It Down: Workers Urged to Support Upcoming Global Climate Strike Actions

New York, NY – Later this week, young climate change activists from across the nation and around the globe will kick off eight days of protests designed to compel government leaders to finally get real about global warming — and they are urging workers everywhere to join them in the fight to quit fossil fuels….

Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis
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Working In This Heat? Take Care…And Confront The Climate Crisis

Brooklyn, NY – Right now, at the time of this writing, the temperature out on these mean city streets feels like a blistering 103-degrees; Congress is seriously considering a newly introduced bill seeking to better protect U.S. workers from heat related deaths; and the Democratic National Committee is under pressure to host a presidential debate…

New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!
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New Calls For A General Strike In The Face Of Coming Climate Catastrophe!

New York,, NY – Shut. It. Down. Amalgamated Transit Union VP Bruce Hamilton, this weekend, 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 understand is that climate struggle is class struggle,” Hamilton told the…

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