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Labor and Environmental Leaders Move Beyond Differences to a Common Vision

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

Environment & Energy

This piece, published on CommonDreams, discusses the need for environmental and labor leaders to work together for a balanced future. Distinguished fellow and co-chair of the Next System Project Gus Speth writes of the fraught history between these two sectors and the need to move beyond differences in this powerful forward to a labor and environmental statement on solidarity, which was signed by prominent leaders in both fields.

Our nation can realize a future that is equitable and ecologically balanced, but to do so we must build a movement supported by a broad base of citizens committed to transformative change. We will work together towards these ends.

Read the full article at CommonDreams.

Gus Speth

Gus Speth

Co-chair of The Next System Project more

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