Labor in the 2020 Election

Labor in the 2020 Election

Democratic nominee Joe Biden’s climate change plan aims to achieve a 100% clean energy economy and reach net-zero emissions no later than 2050 through major investments in building out national clean energy infrastructure. The plan is very much a jobs plan and Biden emphasizes that an American under his leadership will “fulfill [its] obligation to […]

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Coronavirus: Every State for Itself is No Winning Strategy

Coronavirus: Every State for Itself is No Winning Strategy

We’re seeing the tension increase between public health experts, the governors who are listening to their advice, and the conservative voices who keep pushing the narrative that mandates to keep people home aren’t worth the risk to the economy. This comes as White House coronavirus task force member Dr. Anthony Fauci said that the United […]

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PG&E Union at Odds With Sanders Plan to Make Utilities Public

PG&E Union at Odds With Sanders Plan to Make Utilities Public

As the San Francisco Chronicle reported, Pacific Gas and Electric Co.’s main union is pushing back forcefully against efforts to make the company, which is currently owned by investors, controlled by the public instead — something Sen. Bernie Sanders, state Sen. Scott Wiener and the city of San Francisco have proposed in various forms. IBEW […]

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Green Jobs Employ 10X As Many Americans as Fossil Fuel Jobs

Green Jobs Employ 10X As Many Americans as Fossil Fuel Jobs

In the United States, the green economy generates $1.3 trillion in annual sales revenue while creating 9.5 million full-time jobs (4% of the working-age population).

However: If Democrats want to win in places that have seen worker layoffs (like Ohio) they have to start talking about these jobs that their vision of the future uniquely supports.

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SEIU Comes out to Support Green New Deal, Will Other Unions Follow?

SEIU Comes out to Support Green New Deal, Will Other Unions Follow?

Late last week the Service Employees International Union (SEIU), a labor union representing almost 1.9 million workers, passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal. This is significant because SEIU is the first national union to officially endorse the draft legislation at a time when most unions have been quick to come out […]

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