In Global Village or Global Pillage, Tim Costello and I warned that “Global warming, desertification, pollution, and resource exhaustion will make the earth uninhabitable long before every Chinese has a private car and every American a private boat or plane.” We maintained that the solution lies in “converting the system of production and consumption to an ecologically sound basis. The technology to do this exists or can be developed, from solar energy to public transportation and from reusable products to resource-minimizing production processes.” The role of organized labor in climate issues was a central focus of Global Labor Strategies, which in 2007 issued my discussion paper “Labor and Global Warming.”
In 2009, Tim Costello, Brendan Smith and I joined retired AFL-CIO leader Joe Uehlein to form the Labor Network for Sustainability, which aimed to help build the “strong, broad movement that is needed to advance strategies for a transition from a world with an economy, society, and climate in crisis to one that has a sustainable future.” LNS, soon joined by Becky Glass and more recently by Michael Leon Guerrero, published scores of reports, articles, and commentaries of mine, such as “If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change” (with Ron Blackwell and Joe Uehlein) and Jobs Beyond Coal: A Manual for Communities, Workers, and Environmentalists.
In 2017, LNS will publish my new book Climate Solidarity.
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 Jeremy Brecher, “Labor and Global Warming: A Global Labor Strategies Discussion Paper,” 2007 http://www.newunionism.net/library/internationalism/GLS%20-%20Labor%20and%20Global%20Warming%20-%202007.pdf
 Jeremy Brecher, Ron Blackwell, and Joe Uehlein, “If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change,” New Labor Forum, 2014 http://www.labor4sustainability.org/wp-content/uploads/2014/09/NLF541793_REV1.pdf
 Jeremy Brecher, Jobs Beyond Coal: A Manual for Communities, Workers, and Environmentalists, Labor Network for Sustainability, 2012.