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The Power of Labor in a Green Economy
January 12 @ 3:00 pm - 4:00 pm EST
A just transition to a clean energy economy requires ensuring that labor groups are at the table, and that quality green jobs are created across the country. But how can climate advocates and policymakers ensure that the move away from fossil fuels and toward renewables doesn’t leave anyone behind?
In this Deep Dive webinar, we’ll be hearing from a broad range of experts who will overview the importance of ensuring labor groups are at the table during this transition. Carol Zabin, Director of the Green Economy Program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education, will share the latest research on the issues of job creation, access, and training in the emergent green economy. Kevin Lee, the State Policy Director at the Blue Green Alliance, will discuss how labor unions and environmental organizations across the country are coming together to create good jobs while protecting the environment. Cecilia Estolano, the CEO of A Better World Group, will share how a California coalition of environmental and labor groups helped enact some of the nation’s boldest climate policies. Finally, Jon Grossman, a union representative at the Service Employees International Union, will bring a critical union perspective to this conversation.
- Jon Grossman, Union Representative at Service Employees International Union (SEIU) Local 509
- Carol Zabin, Director of the Green Economy Program at the UC Berkeley Center for Labor Research and Education
- Kevin Lee, State Policy Director at the Blue Green Alliance
- Cecilia Estolano, CEO of A Better World Group