In less than a week, people across the globe will Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice at events in their communities. As today is Labor Day, we want to honor the countless contributions that working people make in our society and to recognize how critically important they are to a strong and successful climate movement.
Working people are directly and disproportionately affected by the threats of air and water pollution, climate change, extreme weather events, economic exploitation and harmful policies against their humanity and they are more likely to be confronted with environmental and health hazards at work—and less likely to receive adequate protection from them.
Recently, we’ve seen workers’ rights come under attack, whether it be the recent blow to public sector unions by the Supreme Court’s decision in Janus v. AFSCME, the current administration’s efforts to weaken protections for federal workers, or Trump’s rollback of essential regulations designed to protect LGBTQ workers.
That’s why it’s so important to take action next weekend and Rise for Climate, Jobs, and Justice. In no uncertain terms, we must stand united behind all of our working people, and demand a just transition that ensures that racial and economic justice are key to action on climate in every community. Join us on September 8th and rise with us.