(AP) - The nation's largest labor unions want to help fight global warming, but
they say workers need new clean-energy jobs before existing industries are shut
Power Shift conference in Pittsburgh is training young people to stop coal
mining, fracking for oil and gas, and nuclear power, but organizers also want
workers to join the battle against climate change.
Steel Workers president Leo Gerard says global warming is here, and activists
and labor can work together to find solutions.
AFL/CIO representative Tahir Duckett says it's simplistic for environmentalists
to talk about banning oil and gas fracking before there are alternative jobs
Club executive director Michael Brune says the goal is to simultaneously
decrease fossil fuel pollution and increase clean energy, while protecting