Climate activists often argue that carbon-intensive energy like coal is mortgaging our future. It’s true — but coal workers themselves have already been paying the costs for a long time, measured in hundreds of thousands of shortened lives ravaged by diseases like black lung in the US alone.
Trish Kahle is a journalist and assistant professor of history at Edmund A. Walsh School of Foreign Service, Georgetown University Qatar.
New Deal policies exposed the limits of FDR-style liberalism. The Green New Deal offers us a chance to build on those policies — and go beyond them.
The way to think about climate change isn’t labor versus environmentalists. It’s labor versus the fossil fuel companies who are destroying both worker protections and the planet.
The University of Chicago is fighting its graduate union tooth and nail — with a little help from the Trump administration.
Secretary of State Rex Tillerson’s life is intimately tied to US energy policy and all the social devastation that comes with it.
The rebellion at Standing Rock has forced labor officials to choose which side they’re on: fossil-fuel companies’ or the planet’s.
University administrations set the conditions of graduate employment, not professors.
The protesters shutting down Donald Trump’s rallies aren’t attacking democracy — they’re protecting it.
Naomi Klein’s incisive critique of capitalism is blunted by her unwillingness to point to its replacement.
Few forces are better positioned to fight the corporate university than graduate student workers.
Railroad workers are increasingly rejecting the old “jobs versus environment” story.
Bill McKibben on capitalism and the state of the climate justice movement.
Thousands of oil refinery workers are striking for safer working conditions. Their fight is central to the struggle against climate change.
Labor is often considered hopelessly reactionary on the environment. But democratic unions can fight for both jobs and the planet.
The Fight for 15 campaign has the potential to revitalize and transform the labor movement.