Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative to the Trump Agenda
A working paper from the Labor Network for Sustainability

Brecher, Jeremy
http://www.labor4sustainability.org/articles/jobs-for-climate-and-justice-a-worker-alternative-to-the-trump-agenda/
http://www.labor4sustainability.org/wp-content/uploads/2017/04/Jobs-for-Climate-and-Justice.pdf

Publisher:  Labor Network for Sustainabillity
Date Written:  01/04/2017
Year Published:  2017  
Resource Type:  Article
Cx Number:  CX20759

Jobs for Climate and Justice exposes and challenges the Trump agenda and proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for. It also offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for the a transition to a just and climate-safe economy.

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We are in a critical political moment. The impacts of climatechange are increasingly severe, taking a toll on our health, environment and our economies. In the midst of this growing crisis, the United States now has a President and Congressional leadership that simultaneously attack climateclimate science and aim to comprehensively roll back climate protection measures and the rights of workers to organize.

Jobs for Climate and Justice exposes and challenges the Trump agenda and proposes the kind of economic program we must fight for. It also offers examples of the great organizing efforts around the country – led by working people – that provide the foundation for the a transition to a just and climate-safe economy. It is organized based on 4 elements:

Create good jobs fixing the climate
Protect threatened workers and communities
Remedy inequality and injustice
Lay the basis for a New Economy