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UAW 2865 votes to participate in Climate Strikes for the long haul

On January 25, 2020, the Joint Council of UAW 2865, representing 19,000 academic workers in California, unanimously adopted the following climate strike resolution:

Whereas, growing waves of climate strikes have united millions of people across the Earth;

Whereas, the members of UAW 2865 honor our tradition of collective action and global solidarity;

Whereas, the global climate crisis threatens first and harms most working people, poor people, and those who work and live closest to the land and sea;  

PDF icon UAW 2865 Statewide Local Climate Strike Resolution.pdf

After Harvey & Irma: Mitigation, Adaptation & Suffering

In this conversation, the Climate Disobedience Center’s Tim DeChristopher looks at how the progressive movement’s strategies need to change in now that climate change’s real impacts are more obvious to the American public.

The Global Climate Strike: Why We Can’t Wait

Background: In 2014, this call to action, "The Global Climate Strike: Why We Can't Wait," launched the first campaign for global climate strikes. The call was written by Ben Manski and Jill Stein for the People's Climate Convergence in New York City, a part of the People's Climate March, and brought by delegates to meetings of the World Social Forum, the Global Greens, and to the COP21 UN Climate Change Conference in Paris. The Global Climate Convergence coordinated webinars and Earth Day to May Day coordinated actions to popularize the idea of the global climate strike. From 2015-2018, the two most active climate strike efforts were those in Australia, organized by Australian youth, and those led by poor people's movements in the United States.