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Labour - Unions

Apr 25 2016 - 21:00
Author: 
Trish Kahle

Last December members of the International Trade Union Confederation joined other civil society activists in a mass sit-in at the COP21 talks in Paris. Unionists and their allies, some 400 strong, filled the social space adjacent to the negotiating rooms for several hours, in defiance of a French ban on protests that remained in effect in the wake of the November 13 terrorist attacks.

Apr 21 2016 - 14:30
Author: 
John Bellamy Foster

Interviewed by Mohsen Abdelmoumen

Mohsen Abdelmoumen: Can we consider you a modern Marxist?

Apr 1 2016 - 22:45
Author: 
Stefania Barca

Climate change must be stopped. But who will do the stopping? Who, in other words, could be the political subject of an anticapitalist climate revolution?

I am convinced this social agent could be, and indeed must be, the global working class. Yet to play this role, the working class must develop an emancipatory ecological class consciousness.

Jan 4 2016 - 15:30
Author: 
Sean Sweeney

The final months of 2015 saw a large growth in support for TUED in the US and UK.

In the final months of 2015, seven unions representing approximately 4.6 million workers have joined Trade Unions for Energy Democracy. Five of the unions are from the US and two are from the UK.

Dec 1 2015 - 08:30
Author: 
Michael Ware

EVERYONE BUT a few Republican crackpots now acknowledge that the planet faces a climate emergency. But the bosses at ExxonMobil had a bit of a head start.

A company memo was unearthed this year showing that the oil giant knew since 1977 from its own scientists that burning fossil fuels contributed to global warming. But the findings were hidden, and Exxon continued to be climate change deniers for decades to come.

Nov 1 2015 - 08:00
Author: 
Steve Ongerth

Where does the union movement stand on the issue of climate justice? The answer to that question is not entirely simple.

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Jul 7 2015 - 18:00
Author: 
Trish Kahle (interviewing Jeremy Brecher)
Labor at PCM

2015, only halfway over, has already been an extreme year for both labor and the climate: the Midwest and Texas are experiencing record rainfall while California is in a record-breaking drought, and 2015 is the hottest year on record so far (the standing record is from 2014), including a heatwave in India that left more than 2,300 people dead.

Jun 3 2015 - 08:45
Author: 
Harsha Walia, Richochet

Dozens of social movement organizers recently gathered in Toronto at a meeting convened by the This Changes Everything team to envision a new economy centered on climate justice. With relentless extractions of labour and land harming all life on earth, cross-sectoral alliances are necessary.

May 27 2015 - 12:15
Author: 
Jeremy Brecher

Under banners proclaiming “Healthy Planet & Good Jobs,” thousands of trade unionists from 75 local and national unions, highly visible in their red, blue, green, and white union uniforms, joined the People’s Climate March in New York City last September—a quantum leap from labor’s previous participation in climate actions.

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Mar 16 2015 - 00:15
Author: 
Kate Aronoff
USW strike

Yesterday afternoon, the United Steelworkers reached a tentative contract agreement with negotiators from Shell Oil Co., which has represented Chevron, ExxonMobil and other oil companies affected by the union’s now nearly six-week strike. Even as the strike continues in many workplaces, yesterday’s victory is the hard-won result of careful organizing and some promising collaboration.

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