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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Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

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Feb 25, 2022 | News Story

Together with our partners, we welcome this week’s outcome of the largest-ever auction of offshore wind development rights!

Feb 18, 2022 | News Story

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.

Feb 11, 2022 | News Story

Today, Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), in partnership with Cornell University, released “A CLIMATE FOR CHANGE, A CLIMATE JOBS ROADMAP FOR NEW YORK CITY,” a report representing labor’s climate jobs agenda for New York City.

Jan 28, 2022 | News Story

ICYMI: On January 12, Secretary of the Interior Deb Haaland, joined by NY Governor Kathy Hochul, NJ Governor Phil Murphy, and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler

Jan 21, 2022 | News Story

The AFL-CIO Housing Investment Trust (HIT) is helping to finance the $337.7 million new construction of 311 West 42nd Street, a mixed-use development comprised of 330 residential rental units, 83 of which are affordable, and 41,678 square feet of rentable retail space.