Tag: Global Climate Strike

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….