23 February, 2020 4:06 PM

Climate Justice is Union Business

Climate Change Matters

We are in a climate emergency.  The United Nations Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change has declared that our world has only a limited amount of time before passing the tipping point of permanent harm...

Read the full article here.

First steps for a union activist


If you are interested in doing something about climate change here are some basic steps to follow.

  1. Start by learning about policies your union has already adopted
  2. Look at ideas generated by your local Labour Council or the Canadian Labour Congress. 
  3. Talk to other union members to find out who else shares your concern. 
  4. Discuss how to approach the leadership of the union about a resolution that will start the local union on a path to engaging in climate action. You can find wording for a resolution at https://www.laboureducation.org/working_green.
  5. Craft a motion or resolution for the Executive Board, and help guide that motion to endorsement by the membership. 
  6. Listen to others to build consensus on this vital issue.

Read more on our 'Climate Justice is Union Business' initiative here.

 

For more information on Working Green contact:

Steve Shallhorn, Executive Director, LEC  (sshallhorn@laboureducation.org) 

Karen Lior, Director, Working Green Program, LEC  (klior@laboureducation.org)

 


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