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Celebrating Labor's Embrace of Green Collar Jobs

It’s Labor Day, and we wouldn’t be on our game if we didn’t go out and find at least one good story dealing with the intersection between jobs and the environment. After some quick digging around, I did come across encouraging news from Massachusetts: “…the Environmental League of Massachusetts and the AFL-CIO of Massachusetts plan […]

September 5th

Labor Unions, Environmental Organizations United on Green Employment

So, what exactly are green jobs? The answer to that question largely depends on an individual’s skills, training and experience: construction workers, computer programmers, and public relations professionals could all find themselves labeled as green collar in the right circumstances. For Dave Foster, a former official with the United Steelworkers, the phrase has a specific […]