Other Voices: The Connexions Newsletter - July 23, 2016
Workers and Climate Change

Diemer, Ulli (ed.)
http://www.connexions.org/Media/CXNL-2016-07-23.htm

Publisher:  Connexions
Date Written:  23/07/2016
Year Published:  2016  
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Resource Type:  Serial Publication (Periodical)
Cx Number:  CX19755

Working people – and most of us are workers -- are affected by climate change in every aspect of our lives. As climate change worsens, our lives will worsen. If we are successful in bringing about the needed rapid change away from a fossil fuel based economy, working people are the ones who stand to bear most of the costs, including the cost, for millions of workers and their families, of losing their jobs.
Many elements of the environmental movement have been guilty of ignoring working people, while others actually blame ordinary working people for climate change and the injustices associated with it. Yet it is working people who are dying, in many places, even now, from excessive heat in factories, fields, construction sites, and homes. And million of working people stand to lose their jobs, homes, and communities in the transition to a low-carbon or no-carbon economy.

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This issue: Workers and Climate Change
Topic of the Week: Working Class and Climate Change

After Nice, Don't Give ISIS What It's Asking For
Getting Serious about keeping fossil fuels in the ground means getting serious about a just transition
Making Green Jobs Good Jobs
As Temperatures Climb Across the Country, Workers Will Suffer
Canada's Liberal Government Joins NATO's War Escalation

Website of the Week: Green Left Weekly
Book of the Week: Workers and Trade Unions for Climate Solidarity
Organizing: Tony Mazzochi Lives: Blue-Green Organizer takes up the ‘just transition’ mantle
People's History: Learning to struggle: My story between workerism and feminism
From the Archives: The Koori History Website Project



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