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LABOR AT THE PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH
September 18 & 22 - SEIU Local 1199, NYC

Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm
JOBS, CLIMATE CHANGE, AND SYSTEM CHANGE

As part of our fight against climate change, two issues are not given enough attention. The first is that climate change can create jobs. The second is that while we will need to fight for every single immediate reform possible, we won’t save our planet without changing the class structure of our society. We need to fight business interests neglecting environmental threats, and we need to fundamentally change the power structure of capitalist society.

Speakers:

ASBJØRN WAHL, Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees
EFLEDA BAUTISTA, Alliance of Concerned Teachers, Philippines
JOHN LYONS, Chairman, Amalgamated Transit Workers NY
ESTELA VAZQUEZ, Executive Vice-President, SEIU 1199
TOMAS GARDUNO, Political Director, “Climate Works for All“, ALIGN
JUAN PEDRO CHANG, National Commission on Health and Environment for the Confederation of Workers of Peru (CUT PERU)
Moderated by ED OTT, Left Labor Project

This event is co-sponsored by the Left Labor Project.

Thursday, September 18, 6-8pm
SEIU Local 1199, 310 West 43rd St, 7th Floor

Monday, Sept 22, 6:30-9:30pm
LABOR CELEBRATION OF PEOPLE’S CLIMATE MARCH

Unions Confront the Climate Crisis: Global Forum

The labor movement has long recognized that business as usual doesn’t work for working men and women. It is increasingly clear that it doesn’t work for the planet either. Join labor leaders from New York City and around the world–including Argentina, Brazil, Canada, India, Norway, Peru, the Philippines, South Africa, South Korea, and the UK–to celebrate the People’s Climate March and to learn about how workers are fighting back against fossil fuel companies, taking control of our shared resources, and building a just, sustainable, and democratic energy system.

This event is co-sponsored by Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED), a global, multi-sector initiative to advance democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, and the degradation of both land and people and that responds to the attacks on workers’ rights and protections.

Monday, Sept 22, 6:30-9:30pm
SEIU Local 1199, 310 West 43rd St, Auditorium
To RSVP, email Christine Ann Long.

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