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.
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Organized labor did what it does best this week, standing shoulder to shoulder from the Bronx to Brookhaven during the State's Climate Action Council meetings this week.
Earlier this week, The White House announced the Biden-Harris Action Plan for Building Better School Infrastructure, which includes a grant program investing federal money in repairing outdated school infrastructure and replacing it with climate-friendly upgrades.
On Thursday, Climate Jobs NY joined with unions, elected officials, and environmental justice advocates on the steps of City Hall to call on Mayor Adams and the New York City Council to implement our Carbon Free and Healthy Schools Initiative (CFHS).
Representatives of the Carbon Free and Healthy Schools campaign testified at the Feb.
Show your support for NYSERDA's proposed roadmap for distributed solar in New York, which is designed to get to 10 gigawatts and includes a requirement that projects between 1 and 5 megawatts pay prevailing wage.
The new LaGuardia Airport in Queens is one of the most complicated construction projects in American history and it is being completed two years ahead of schedule and 100% union built.
Together with our partners, we welcome this week’s outcome of the largest-ever auction of offshore wind development rights!
This past Friday, Climate Jobs NY joined Governor Hochul, Sec. Haaland and our Wind Works Long Island partners in East Hampton to break ground on New York's first offshore wind project, South Fork Wind.