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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The NYC Department of Citywide Administrative Services (DCAS) leads the City of New York's efforts to reduce carbon emissions from government operations.
Union members worked together across the labor movement to win many important victories for working people last year.
This week, CJNY and Cornell's School of Industrial and Labor Relation's Labor Leading on Climate Initiative facilitated another climate change and offshore wind education seminar.
DC 9 Business Manager Joseph Azzopardi has penned an OpEd for amNY on the importance of union labor and the role of the Finishing Trades in transitioning to clean energy.
It was an electric start to the week as Governor Hochul signed three clean energy bills that will help ensure a just transition for our communities and workers while diversifying our energy system to help ensure reliability and resilience.
CJNY staff are present in our communities calling for good union jobs in the clean energy economy.
With more than 1,800 public and charter schools in the New York City school system, we have an opportunity to address a significant portion of carbon emissions, especially in Black and Brown communities, through energy efficiency and solar projects.
At the 29th AFL-CIO Constitutional Convention in Philadelphia this week, delegates elected Liz Shuler to serve as President of the federation of 57 unions and 12.5 million members. Shuler is the first woman to hold the office in the history of the labor federation.
Last week, Climate Jobs NY hosted our fourth "What's Brewin' Offshore?" education session at WestHampton Beach Brewing Co. We were joined by over 50 East Enders and for some it was their first time hearing about offshore wind.
"Workers are already on the frontlines of climate change," write NYC CLC President Vincent Alvarez and Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York President Gary LaBarbera in an OpEd published in PoliticsNY this week.