Clean air and good jobs : U.S. labor and the struggle for climate justice / Todd E. Vachon.
Book | Temple University Press | 2023

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xxi, 270 pages : illustrations (black and white) ; 24 cm
Includes bibliographical references and index.
"Addresses the role that the U.S. labor movement has or could have in forging a 'just transition' away from dependence on fossil fuels toward a Green New Deal to address the dual crises of climate change and inequality"-- Provided by publisher.
Machine generated contents note: 1. "The Biggest Threat to Our Humanity": Climate Change and the Emerging Labor -- Climate Movement -- Changing Climate, Changing Society -- Confronting the Major Pillars of Support for the Fossil Fuel Regime -- Motivation for This Research -- Primary Research Questions and Methods -- Studying the Labor -- Climate Movement: Three Case Sites -- Outline of the Chapters -- The Journey Begins -- 2. From Donora to Dakota: A Mixed History of Labor -- Environmental Relations in the United States -- Understanding Labor Opposition to Environmental Protection -- Understanding Labor Support for Environmental Protections -- When Structure Meets Agency: Why Some Unions May Be More Likely to See Environmental Protection as a Labor Issue -- From Understanding the Past to Decoding the Present -- 3. Industry, Interests, and Ideology: Understanding the Labor -- Climate Spectrum -- The Labor -- Climate Spectrum -- The Big Picture -- 4. "Climate Change Is Unequivocally a Labor Issue": Defining the Problem and Identifying Targets -- Enter the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Collective Action Framing and Frame Alignment Processes -- Defining the Problem: Diagnostic Framing in the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Attributing Blame: Identifying Targets of the LCM -- Building the Base: Frame Alignment Processes in the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Redefinition -- 5. Union Workers for a Clean and Just Economy: The Prognostic Frames of a Just Transition -- Just Transitions: A Brief History of the Concept -- Just Transition Frames in the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Explaining Variation in Just Transition Frames among Labor -- Climate Movement Activists, Unions, and Social Movement Organizations -- From Framing to Action -- 6. Educate, Agitate, Organize: The Tactical Repertoire of the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Time for Some Action: Tactical Repertoires of the Labor -- Climate Movement, 2014 -- 2018 -- Actions Initiated by the State Partnership for Employment and Climate -- Actions Initiated by Unions for a Sustainable Economy -- Actions Initiated by Labor Unions for Public Energy -- The Shape of Things to Come -- 7. Pandemics, Presidents, and Public Perceptions: Changing Opportunity Structures for the Labor -- Climate Movement -- Changing Opportunity Structures for the Labor -- Climate Movement, 2018 -- 2022 -- Finding Movement in Labor: Labor -- Climate Responses to Changing Opportunity Structures -- Stakes Are High and Time Is Short -- 8. Conclusion: The Journey from Climate Alienation to Climate Solidarity -- Just Transition and Modes of Change -- Climate Justice Is Labor Justice? -- Possible Futures for the Labor -- Climate Movement.
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