Tag: Green New Deal

Millions of New Jobs If We Go Green, Analysts Say
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Millions of New Jobs If We Go Green, Analysts Say

New York, NY – The Presidential Election of 2020 is less than eight weeks away — and to garner more votes, Danielle Deiseroth, a climate data analyst for Data for Progress and recent panelist for the DNC Climate Council, believes Democrats need to campaign on green jobs now more than ever. “We know that to accomplish the…

Big Job Losses in Clean Energy Sector Could Top  500,000, Thanks to COVID-19
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Big Job Losses in Clean Energy Sector Could Top 500,000, Thanks to COVID-19

New York, NY – The ongoing COVID-19 pandemic is causing havoc in the clean energy sector as job losses amounted to over 100,000 just in March and is expected to surpass 500,000 by the end of June if there is no additional intervention by Congress.  That’s according to a report released April 15, by E2,…

AOC Backs Green New Deal for Public Housing to Create More Good Union Jobs
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AOC Backs Green New Deal for Public Housing to Create More Good Union Jobs

An estimated 360 people attended the Green New Deal for Public Housing Town Hall hosted by U.S. Rep. Alexandria Ocasio-Cortez in Woodside, Queens over the weekend.  The legislation that was introduced last month, not only intends to make the 1.2 million public housing complexes across the country green, but to provide good union jobs for…

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…

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….

Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats
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Outgoing USW President Leo Gerard PO’ed Going Into Retirement; Slams Democrats

New York, NY – Over his many years in leadership, United Steelworkers head Leo Gerard often got PO’ed thinking about how workers are treated. Heading into retirement later this summer, Gerard told LaborPress, “I’m leaving now, and things are not very good — and I’m still pissed off.” “We’ve got greater income inequality, we’ve got…

AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition
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AFA Head Downplays Labor’s Green New Deal Opposition

New York, NY – The head of the union representing flight attendants in the U.S. isn’t buying the idea that organized labor doesn’t support the Green New Deal.  “I don’t really buy the argument that there’re unions that are against it,” Sara Nelson, international president of the Association of Flight Attendants [AFA] recently told LaborPress….

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