WASHINGTON - Truck-driver Porfirio Diaz brought the 3,500 delegates at the Good Jobs, Green Jobs national conference here to their feet May 5 with his harrowing story of the struggle he and his fellow drivers are waging for union rights and clean air in the Port of Oakland in California.
Despite claims coal energy is cheaper than green energy, Consumers Energy wants to impose an 8.5 percent rate hike to pay for a new coal-fired plant in Michigan.
President Obama's announcement of $8 billion in loan guarantees for two new nuclear reactors has drawn virtually unanimous opposition from environmental groups.
EBENSBURG, Pa. -- As the G-20 Summit prepares to open in Pittsburgh Sept. 24 to deal with global capitalism's severe economic crisis, labor journalists from the International Labor Communicators Association visited some 15 area work sites to investigate the economic conditions for working people here in western Pennsylvania.
WASHINGTON (PAI) -- Rep. Keith Ellison, D-Minn., urged 2,000 delegates to the Good Jobs Green Jobs conference to build support in communities across the nation for a new, green economy.