Just Transition: Let Detroit Breathe!
A talk by William Copeland
Copeland, William http://solidarity-us.org/atc/195/detroit-just-transition/
Publisher: Against the Current
Date Written: 01/07/2018
Year Published: 2018
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX23340
William Copeland presents the campaign, Let Detroit Breathe. The campaign's prinicipal aim is to help Detroiters win their right to breathe clean air.
The campaign to shut down the incinerator has been a long one. It began while the incinerator was still on the drawing board. But we must win this fight because our health depends on it. And in planning for the victory, we must seek protections for the workers and the residents of the area. That's called Just Transition.
The time to start planning for that is now. The corporation that makes a profit from the labor of the workers must find comparable work, wages and benefits for those workers, work that doesnt harm peoples health. It's only fair. After years of making profit for the owners, the workers deserve to be protected when the incinerator is closed down.