Today labor and environmental leaders from the BlueGreen Alliance—a national partnership of labor unions and environmental organizations—held a press tele-conference to outline their plan for creating and maintaining millions of jobs and ensuring America’s leadership in the global 21st century economy. The press tele-conference call comes just one day before President Obama delivers his agenda in a joint session of Congress.
United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard and Sierra Club Chairman Carl Pope joined BlueGreen Alliance Executive Director David Foster for a discussion on Jobs21!—the labor-environmental partnership’s blueprint to solve the jobs crisis—and to urge the President and congressional leaders to adopt the plan as a strategy for putting America back to work. Speakers also addressed the critical need to revitalize the manufacturing sector, infrastructure investments and the critical job-creating potential of environmental standards. Click below to listen to the audio from the call.
Read BlueGreen Alliance’s Jobs21! Blueprint to Solve the Jobs Crisis and the BlueGreen Alliance letter to President Obama outlining the Jobs21! plan, encouraging strong, forward-thinking, job-creating clean energy policies be incorporated in the soon-to-be-announced jobs agenda.