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Canadian Unions and a Green New Deal

Chloe Rockarts RankandFile.CA
The role of unions in building towards a just transition must fit the scale of the crisis. Labour has an opportunity to use the platform of a Green New Deal to demand publicly owned services and large-scale job creation.

A Green New Deal for Decarceration

Brett Story and Seth J. Prins Jacobin
people with picket signs To save the planet, a Green New Deal has to transform our entire society. Part of that transformation must include the deconstruction of our system of mass incarceration.

How Workers Can Demand Climate Justice

Todd E. Vachon, Gerry Hudson, Judith LeBlanc & Saket Soni The American Prospect
Workers, people of color, Native peoples, and the poor have borne and will continue to bear the brunt of this crisis if we don’t find the means to avert it. We must forge alliances that can fight for climate justice, a sustainable, resilient future.

5 Reasons for Workers to Celebrate This Labor Day

Rebecca Burns Working In These Times
The U.S. labor movement is under siege by powerful anti-union forces, including the Trump administration. But with approval of unions at a 15-year high, and a wave of labor militancy on the rise, working people have plenty to celebrate.
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