Labor Contingent for Climate Justice

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On August 3rd, in one of the largest climate justice protests in recent history, thousands of people will come together in a momentous West Coast mass action – “We Can Stop Climate Chaos” – to stand with the people of Richmond who are on the frontlines of our common fight for the health and safety of our workplaces and communities, and to declare our collective resistance to fossil fuels.

As part of the action, hundreds of union and non-union workers together with members of worker centers and cooperatives will march as a Labor Contingent demanding UNION JOBS FOR LOCAL RESIDENTS IN THE CLEAN ENERGY ECONOMY and a just transition from dirty, harmful fossil fuels.

The labor contingent joins 350.org, 350 Bay Area, the Richmond Progressive Alliance, Communities for a Better Environment, Asian Pacific Environmental Network, No Keystone Action Council, Idle No More SF Solidarity, Urban Tilth, Gathering Tribes, and many more in demanding:

• A Just Transition from Dirty Fossil Fuels to Union Jobs in Clean Energy
• No More Life-Threatening Hazards at Chevron
• No Refining of Dirty Crude
• No More Corporate Tax Evasion by Chevron
• No More Polluting Our Democracy by Chevron
• No Keystone XL Tar Sands Pipeline

Unions, worker cooperatives, and worker justice organizations sponsoring to date include: AFSCME District Council 57, AFSCME Local 3299, Bay Area ISO, Bay Area IWW, Bay Area Labor Committee for Peace & Justice, California Faculty Association, California Nurses Association (CNA), Chinese Progressive Association (CPA), Coalition of Labor Union Women (CLUW) East Bay, CWA District 9, Design Action Collective, East Bay Community Law Center, Faith Alliance for a Moral Economy (FAME), Fight Austerity Now Network, ILWU Nor Cal, Jobs with Justice SF, Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project, Mujeres Unidas y Activas, Nail Salon Women Greening Their Jobs & the Environment, OPEIU 3, OUR Wal-Mart Bay Area, Restaurant Opportunities Center of the Bay (ROC the Bay), SEIU 1021, SF Living Wage Coalition, Socialist Action, Suigetsukan, UAW Local 2865 Berkeley Campus, UC-AFT 1474 at UC Berkeley, UNITE HERE 2850, Local 1 of UPTE-CWA 9119, VietUnity, and 67 Sueños.

For more information about the action, visit http://joinsummerheat.org/bay. For more information about the labor contingent or to access the sponsorship request letter, visit http://bit.ly/123V4si or contact Brooke Anderson at brooke at 350 dot org.

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