Labour - Unions

11/08/19
Author: 
Jake Johnson
Teenage climate Swedish activist Greta Thunberg attends Fridays for Future Climate Change rally in Piazza Del Popolo on April 19, 2019 in Rome, Italy. (Photo: Franco Origlia/Getty Images)

"Good news in the link below, but the name and nature of the union are not very clear in the article. It refers to Verdi, also referred to as "ver.di,"  short-form nicknames for Vereinte Dienstleistungsgewerkschaft (United Services Union) which represents public and private service workers in a huge variety of jobs. More Canadian unions have to get involved in this youth-led fight!" Gene McGuckin

"This is leadership. Who will follow? The world is watching," said 16-year-old Swedish climate activist Greta Thunberg

August 06, 2019

07/08/19
Author: 
Aviva Chomsky
Despite challenges from parts of both the labor and the environmental movements, which its sponsors had undoubtedly hoped would be among its strongest supporters, Markey and Ocasio-Cortez's Green New Deal resolution has gone a remarkably long way toward putting a genuine discussion of what an effective and just climate policy might look like in the public arena for the first time. (Photo: Emelia Gold)

This article contains some rare information and analysis about U.S. unions' positions on the Green New Deal and the climate disruption crisis in general.

Published onTuesday, August 06, 2019 by TomDispatch

02/08/19
Author: 
John Feffer
[This is a very interesting article. But you have to persist to get to the part about the GND. - Gene McGuckin]

July 31, 2019

SOURCE Tom Dispatch

21/07/19
Author: 
George Monbiot

Governments have built a heaven for landlords and a hell for tenants. It’s time to change the system.

published in the Guardian 17th July 2019

27/06/19
Author: 
Judy Deutsch

The New Deal and World War II are reminders of past transformative times, reverberating in current severe hardships and extreme dangers. Emergencies can bring clarity and reason about what to do, though at the opposite end, crises can elicit the worst outcomes, such as outlined by Naomi Klein in The Shock Doctrine.

24/06/19
Author: 
BlueGreen Alliance

"Many good ideas. Some that are still not dealing with the total reality of the climate disruption crisis." - Gene McGuckin - a past president of Local 1129, Communications, Energy, and Paperworkers (CEP) at the recycled paperboard mill in Burnaby​

https://www.bluegreenalliance.org/work-issue/solidarity-for-climate-action/

21/06/19
Author: 
Massachusetts Teachers Association

With more than 1,200 delegates attending, the Massachusetts Teachers Association approved a resolution “That the MTA delegation to the 2019 NEA Representative Assembly propose a national teachers strike in support of the Green New Deal.”

The submitters’ rationale noted that

19/06/19
Author: 
Diverse BC Groups - Union, Environmental, Legal, First Nations, Youth, Advocacy

 

Widespread Opposition Reasserts the Trans Mountain Pipeline Will Never Be Built

 

For Immediate Release

 

 

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