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If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change

If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change One of five banners entitled The Worker in the New World Order, painted for the founding convention of ICEM (International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine & General Workers’ Unions–now merged into INDUSTRIALL). Dedicated to then-imprisoned Nigerian oil workers. Copyright © 1995. Mike Alewitz 541793 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014541793New Labor ForumBrecher et al. research-article2014 New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 40 –47 If Not Now, When? Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: A Labor Movement Plan to sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014541793 Address Climate Change nlf.sagepub.com 1 2 3 Jeremy Brecher , Ron Blackwell , and Joe Uehlein Keywords climate change, democracy, environmental movement, equality, globalization, green economy, labor, neoliberalism, trade unions, working class We are on a climate change path that, unless radi- The AFL-CIO and most unions have failed to cally altered, will lead to an unsustainable global endorse the basic targets and timetables that cli- warming of seven degrees Fahrenheit or greater. mate scientists have defined as necessary to pre- We also face the most serious employment crisis vent devastating global warming. They have since the Great Depression, with wages that have promoted an “all of the above” energy policy that stagnated for four http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png New Labor Forum SAGE

If Not Now, When? A Labor Movement Plan to Address Climate Change

New Labor Forum , Volume 23 (3): 8 – Sep 1, 2014

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One of five banners entitled The Worker in the New World Order, painted for the founding convention of ICEM (International Confederation of Chemical, Energy, Mine & General Workers’ Unions–now merged into INDUSTRIALL). Dedicated to then-imprisoned Nigerian oil workers. Copyright © 1995. Mike Alewitz 541793 NLFXXX10.1177/1095796014541793New Labor ForumBrecher et al. research-article2014 New Labor Forum 2014, Vol. 23(3) 40 –47 If Not Now, When? Copyright © 2014, The Murphy Institute, City University of New York Reprints and permissions: A Labor Movement Plan to sagepub.com/journalsPermissions.nav DOI: 10.1177/1095796014541793 Address Climate Change nlf.sagepub.com 1 2 3 Jeremy Brecher , Ron Blackwell , and Joe Uehlein Keywords climate change, democracy, environmental movement, equality, globalization, green economy, labor, neoliberalism, trade unions, working class We are on a climate change path that, unless radi- The AFL-CIO and most unions have failed to cally altered, will lead to an unsustainable global endorse the basic targets and timetables that cli- warming of seven degrees Fahrenheit or greater. mate scientists have defined as necessary to pre- We also face the most serious employment crisis vent devastating global warming. They have since the Great Depression, with wages that have promoted an “all of the above” energy policy that stagnated for four

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