Climate

Advancing a Pro-Worker, Pro-Climate Agenda.

 

About Climate Jobs NY

We are a growing coalition of labor unions representing 2.6 million working men and women at the center of New York’s economy. We are committed to building a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, creating good union jobs, and supporting equitable communities and a more resilient New York.

Together we can #BuildBackBetter

We have a once in a generation opportunity to ensure that the path to a low-carbon future result in good jobs that provide family-sustaining wages and benefits for communities across the state.

Numerous studies have shown that there is major job creation potential from tackling the climate crisis, reducing greenhouse gas emissions, and transitioning to a low carbon, sustainable economy.

The public investments we make now will be on a scale not seen since the Great Depression, and they will either further entrench our reliance on fossil fuels or put us on the path to a low-carbon economy. We need to make sure it's the latter. We also need to make sure that the jobs we create are good, family-supporting, community-sustaining jobs; we can’t afford to lose another decade of wage growth like we did coming out of the last recession. 

New York Offshore Wind

Read Governor Cuomo's press releases covering the procurement of Offshore Wind in New York State.

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Jan 7, 2022 | News Story

In Governor Hochul’s State of the State this week, she signaled important steps forward on climate action that creates good union jobs, including significant investment in the offshore wind supply chain, movement toward necessary transmission upgrades, and much-needed investments in schools.

Jan 3, 2022 | News Story

The Build Back Better agenda means trillions of dollars of investment in our jobs, families and communities.

Dec 31, 2021 | News Story

As we look back on the past year, we're reflecting on the continuing challenges that the New York City labor movement has faced, but also on the significant ground we’ve gained and the enormous potential ahead of us.

Dec 23, 2021 | News Story

Happy Holidays from CJNY!

Dec 17, 2021 | News Story

As 2021 comes to a close, Climate Jobs NY would like to thank our member unions. Together, we drove important progress toward a nation-leading clean-energy economy powered by good, family-sustaining union jobs.

Dec 3, 2021 | News Story

We did it! The South Fork Offshore Wind Project has all state approvals to become New York's first offshore wind project.

Oct 22, 2021 | News Story

During American Clean Power's Offshore Wind Conference in Boston last week, the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM) announced the nation's path forward to achieve 30GW of offshore wind by 2030.

Sep 24, 2021 | News Story

This week during Climate Week NYC, union members, labor leaders, policymakers, scientists, and climate justice activists came together for the second annual Climate Jobs Summit. Speakers included Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor, Secretary Pete Buttigieg, U.S.

Sep 17, 2021 | News Story

We hope you’ll be joining us on Tuesday, September 21 for the second annual virtual Climate Jobs Summit to hear from labor leaders, climate activists, policymakers, scientists, and allies from states across the country, along with Labor Secretary Marty Walsh and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, and

Sep 6, 2021 | News Story

Today, we observe Labor Day by recognizing all working people for their contributions to our nation and giving them a chance to enjoy a well-earned rest and time with their loved ones.