‘Good Jobs, Green Jobs’ Conference to Bring Unions and Environmentalists Together

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WASHINGTON, D.C. – Locust Fork News-Journal Editor and Publisher Glynn Wilson is heading to Washington, D.C. this week for a “Good Jobs, Green Jobs” conference, and will be there for a pre-conference panel and strategy session Monday afternoon for the organizations that are part of the BlueGreen Alliance, including the Sierra Club.

There will be a panel discussion where leaders of the nation’s largest environmental organizations and labor unions will explore how to build a national movement to combat climate change while creating good-paying jobs in every corner of the country, according to Gouri Sadhwani of the BlueGreen Alliance.

The panel will include Sierra Club Executive Director Michael Brune, United Steeworkers International President Leo W. Gerard, Communications Workers of America President Larry Cohen, and Service Employees International Union Executive Vice President Mike Fishman.

There will be break out sessions divided by state or region where the participants will talk about what is happening in their area and begin to identify opportunities to work together on joint actions, including fracking in the national forests.

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