Labour - Unions

03/12/16

[Webpage editors note: Two articles below, one about powering the tar sands with BC hydro (Site C!) and the other about 'benefits' for BC from the Kinder Morgan pipeline]

Vaughn Palmer: Clark pushes hydro intertie now that Alberta's pipeline is approved

VICTORIA — Premier Christy Clark hopes the progress made this week on bringing more Alberta oil to the West Coast will help clear the way for our neighbouring province to take more of B.C.’s electricity.

25/11/16
Author: 
George Monbiot
 Drums of War -  Illustration by Andrzej Krauze

The combination of automation, complexity and climate change is dangerous in ways we haven’t even begun to grasp.

13/11/16
Author: 
kvtu
Unions break with AFL-CIO, protest Dakota Access Pipeline

OAKLAND, Calif. (KTVU) - Hundreds of union members and supporters gathered outside of a Wells Fargo branch in downtown Oakland this afternoon to call on the bank to divest from the Dakota Access Pipeline, an oil pipeline project in North
Dakota that has become a flash point for environmental and Native American advocates.

"No Dakota Access Pipeline, water is life," the protesters chanted as they arrived, referring to concerns that the project could pollute drinking water in the area, including on land occupied by the Standing Rock
Sioux tribe.

05/11/16
Author: 
Ian Bickis

Nov 4, 2016 - British Columbia’s efforts to launch a liquefied natural gas industry were given a boost Friday after Woodfibre LNG said it will proceed with its $1.6−billion project in the Lower Mainland, the first proposed LNG development to go ahead in the province.

01/11/16

Download this Nov 2016 report by the Iron and Earth organization of tradesworkers in Alberta from their web page.

25/10/16
Author: 
Kathleen Harris
Trudeau at Young Workers summit Oct 2016

Prime minister expresses frustration after protesters turn their back on him during event

[Video:Trudeau faces angry protests at Young Workers Summit 3:39]

Prime Minister Justin Trudeau faced off with a room of angry protesters today who were venting their frustrations over everything from pipelines to the failed federal payroll system.

Some of the participants turned their backs on Trudeau in protest during the "armchair discussion" event at the Canadian Labour Congress National Young Workers Summit in Ottawa.

24/09/16
Author: 
Jon Queally

Leaked letter circulated within nation's largest labor federation illustrates troubling disconnect when what working people deserve and what climate science compels are actually the same thing

19/09/16
Author: 
Norman Solomon

At a meeting with the deputy political director of the AFL-CIO during my campaign for Congress, she looked across her desk and told me that I could get major union support by coming out in favor of the Keystone XL oil pipeline.

That was five years ago. Since then, the nation’s biggest labor federation has continued to serve the fossil fuel industry. Call it union leadership for a dead planet.

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