Labor and the Environmental Movement: The Quest for Common Ground
Publisher: The MIT Press | ISBN 10: 0262650665 | 2004 | PDF | 350 pages | 10.1 MB
Relations between organized labor and environmental groups are typically characterized as adversarial, most often because of the specter of job loss invoked by industries facing environmental regulation. But, as Brian Obach shows, the two largest and most powerful social movements in the United States actually share a great deal of common ground. Unions and environmentalists have worked together on a number of issues, including workplace health and safety, environmental restoration, and globalization (as in the surprising solidarity of "Teamsters and Turtles" in the anti- WTO demonstrations in Seattle).