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California labor can’t quit oil jobs. That’s a problem for Democrats

One of California’s most powerful unions is not loosening its grip on oil jobs.

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The solar industry gained jobs last year. But are those good jobs, and could they be better?

The U.S. solar industry added jobs in 2022, but the topline number tells only part of the story. The growth was almost all in rooftop solar systems on houses, while jobs related to utility-scale solar farms were down.

Climate law's labor bonuses could clear California obstacle to clean energy

Climate law's labor bonuses could clear California obstacle to clean energy

Building and construction trade unions would benefit from industrial green policy, but critics warn of fossil fuel subsidies.
Democrats urge support for EPA union, testing Biden's pro-labor pledge

Democrats urge support for EPA union, testing Biden's pro-labor pledge

The letter poses a key test of President Biden's effort to position himself as the “the most pro-union president” in American history.
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Cynthia Phinney: Here’s what the Inflation Reduction Act means for Maine workers

The climate jobs model is here to stay and we must reject the false choice between a more sustainable Maine and the workers necessary to make it happen. That’s why we are pushing for a pro-worker, pro-family, pro-union climate agenda that works for every Mainer.

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The frontline workers at risk in Europe’s heat wave

The frontline workers at risk in Europe’s heat wave

As some escape to air-conditioned offices, others swelter in outdoor jobs.
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The green transition must be union-powered

Instead of seeing the climate fight as siloed from the labor movement, Matthew Huber, a geography professor at Syracuse University, argues that working-class struggle has ecological stakes and that union power can be harnessed to disrupt the production of fossil fuels.

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