Tuesday, June 10, 2014

Labor and Climate Justice: Moving from “Jobs OR the Environment” to “Jobs FOR the Environment”

Wednesday, June 18, 6:45pm to 9pm
AFSCME District 1199C, 1319 Locust St.

  • Barbara Rahke, Director of PhilaPOSH (Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health)

Global warming is causing serious harm to people across the US and around the world. There is a growing understanding that a rapid transition to a renewable, clean energy economy is essential. A climate justice movement is evolving, seeking to rebuild our economy in a way that protects and is fair to workers and to members of all of our communities. It’s not true that we must choose between jobs and the environment. Increasingly, people are working together to push for good jobs and a liveable world. The speakers will share their thinking about how to forge labor/environmental alliances and invite a conversation about what we can do it here in Philly.

Sponsored by (list in formation):
  • AFSCME District 1199C
  • AFSCME District Council 33
  • AFSCME District Council 47
  • BlueGreen Alliance of Pennsylvania
  • Caucus of Working Educators
  • PennFuture
  • Pennsylvania Federation, Brotherhood of Maintenance of Way Employees/Teamsters
  • Philadelphia Area Jobs with Justice
  • PhilaPOSH (Philadelphia Area Project on Occupational Safety and Health)
  • Sierra Club SPG (Southeastern PA Group)
  • United Steelworkers Local 404
  • 350 Philadelphia

Join us for a discussion about how labor and environmental activists here in Philly can work together to stop catastrophic climate change and create economic justice. Please let us know if you plan to come! Click here to RSVP.

Questions? Contact John Braxton at jwbraxton@gmail.com.

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