Monday, July 18, 2005

New Issue of Green Labor

The new issue of Green Labor is out and as usual, contains a wealth of information and interesting material about environmental information and news about labor and environment collaborations.

Some of the highlights include:

Steelworkers & Sierra Club: Good Jobs, a Cleaner Environment, a Safer World
What do you get when two powerful organizations team up? A lot of oomph. Read here here about the growing partnership between North America's biggest industrial union and the largest environmental group in the U.S.

Alliance Fights ASARCO Pollution in Arizona Environmentalists are supporting striking workers at one the biggest polluters in Arizona -- the ASARCO copper smelter in Hayden. That's right. We ain't lying. Take a look here.

CAFTA: Labor Pains and Environmental Flaws If it walks like NAFTA, and if it talks like NAFTA, it must be … CAFTA. Read here what the Sierra Club and the United Steelworkers think about this deal. And take a gander here of how the US Chamber of Commerce is bankrolling a speaking tour that is hyping CAFTA with the same bogus claims used to pass NAFTA.

Heard Around the Nation "Blue-Green" lobby days in "Red" state capitols. Union electrical workers installing solar panels in California. Environmentalists supporting chemical workers in New Jersey. It's a vision of the future that inspires hope. Get a glimpse here.

Shared Goals, Common Opponents "Follow the jobs" if you want to learn where pollution is coming from. That's the powerful lesson Carl Pope says he learned from the late Tony Mazzocchi, a leader in the Oil, Chemical and Atomic Workers (OCAW) union. Pope elaborates here.

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