April 7, 2006 Protecting the environment is a fundamental need of working people; after all, workers must breathe the air, drink the water, depend on energy and other resources, and face the hurricanes, floods, and ecological destruction that result from global warming. But the specific policy objectives of labor movements struggling for jobs and… Read More »
May 2, 2003 I thank Chuck Morse for his critical review of Globalization from Below—I consider a good critic to be one’s best friend.(1) The book’s prime objective was to provoke discussion about the goals and practices of what’s often referred to as the anti-globalization movement, and in this case we clearly succeeded. In… Read More »
The reality of global warming and its catastrophic consequences are today beyond debate. But American labor is caught in an internal stalemate among those who fear job loss from efforts to deal with global warming, those who have not considered global warming an important union issue, and those who see the climate crisis as a call for immediate action and an opportunity for sustainable economic development.
September 20, 2000 Advocates for sustainability, under assault from climate deniers and drill-baby-drillers, are struggling to protect the earth from global warming, desertification, extinction of plants and animals, and other looming threats. Why should they also be concerned about the escalating attack on America’s labor unions?According to a recent New York Times report, many governors and… Read More »