Jun 10, 2022 | News Story

Op-Ed: Workers Have a Plan to Kickstart NYC’s Stalled Climate Response

"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.  "We rebuilt after Sandy, cleaned up flooded public schools after Ida, and are working hard to build renewable energy infrastructure. That’s why we are calling on Mayor Adams and the City Council to join us in our climate jobs vision and, in particular, invest in Carbon-Free and Healthy Schools by funding retrofits and upgrades to antiquated heating and air conditioning systems, aging rooftops, and outdated electrical systems, along with the installation of solar panels." Read the full OpEd here!