ENVIRONMENTAL CAUCUS

The San Diego-Imperial Counties Labor Council Environmental Caucus is committed to:

  • Engaging our members and the community about labor’s role in advocating for tangible solutions to the climate crisis that simultaneously strengthen our middle-class.

  • Letting our members know that good green jobs don’t kill construction projects, in fact in some cases it actually increases opportunity.

  • Insisting that those who might be displaced should be retrained for the new economy as well as ensuring that the green economy is creating union career opportunities to ensure a just transition for working people.

  • Building and sustaining real partnerships with the local environmental movement and community groups committed to economic and environmental justice.

  • Pushing for bold new political and policy initiatives that move beyond lip service to effectively address the two great issues of our age—historic economic inequality and climate change

Purpose of the Caucus?

  • Educate our members and the community about the pressing environmental issues of our day and possible solutions to the present crisis.

  • Build strong alliances and partnerships between labor and other environmental and community groups.

  • Serve as a policy body inside the labor council that assures that labor’s agenda always includes an environmental focus and that labor’s issues are always present in larger discussions of environmental issues.

  • Promote progressive labor/environmental legislation.

 

KEY RESOLUTIONS

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Resolution Ensuring Creation of 100% Renewable Energy Program Supporting Union Jobs…

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Resolution Supporting
Transit NOW

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Resolution in Support of a Green New Deal with Strong Labor Provisions

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Resolution Supporting Climate Literacy in the Schools

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Resolution on Climate Change and Inequality

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Resolution against the Dakota Access Pipeline

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EDUCATIONAL MATERIAL

 

Recap of our First Year!

 

WHAT’S AT STAKE FOR LABOR


GREEN JOBS EDUCATION

 

WHY LABOR SHOULD CARE ABOUT THE ENVIRONMENT


10 REASON UNION MEMBERS should care about climate change

 

THE ENVIRONMENT OR
THE ECONOMY


 

HOW TO TALK TO UNION MEMBERS ABOUT CLIMATE CHANGE


 
 
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News and Updates

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Labor Council in San Diego On Board With the Green New Deal

The San Diego and Imperial Counties Labor Council was first in the nation among its type of local coalitions to pass a resolution supporting a “Green New Deal with strong labor provisions in concert with our environmental and community partners.”

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America’s Labor Unions Agree that Climate Change Must Be Addressed

“America’s labor unions agree that climate change must be addressed.” It added, “It is critical that the voices of American workers be included in the discussion, especially those who are most at risk of job disruptions and economic dislocation as a result of those actions.” And it said, “We are ready to discuss these issues in a responsible way, for we all recognize that doing nothing is not an option.”

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18 Strategies for a Green New Deal: How to Make the Climate Mobilization Work

The LNS discussion paper18 Strategies for a Green New Deal” lays out a program for how worker needs, labor rights, and union interests can be protected and advanced within the framework of the Green New Deal. 

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Why Unions Must Bargain Over Climate Change

Perhaps the best climate policy is transit-oriented, high-density affordable housing. It reduces commute times, and helps public workers and the people who depend on their services. Public services suffer from housing costs as workers move away and commute further distances.

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