Building a clean economy ‘on the high road’

Strengthening union rights would be a win for the planet, too, BlueGreen Alliance director Jason Walsh says.

USW’s Parzino made a career of paper, politics and putting working folks first

“Steelworkers have always believed in strong health and safety, not only for ourselves but the communities we live and work in.”

At Washington conference, McCollum calls for investments in clean energy

U.S. Rep. Betty McCollum of Minnesota’s 4th Congressional District outlined a vision for “using the power of American manufacturing to secure America’s energy independence” in remarks made at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs National Conference in Washington, D.C. last month. The conference, now in its sixth year, met April 16-18, bringing together leaders from labor […]

Expand transit to keep state’s economy competitive, coalition says

Transit advocates gathered at the Capitol today to show broad-based support for expanding investments in the state’s transportation system, from commuter rail and bus lines to bike paths and sidewalks. Such investments deliver a “trifecta” of benefits for state taxpayers, spurring business and job growth, reducing pollution and providing low- and moderate-income workers with greater […]