Resist, Reclaim, Restructure: The Trade Union Struggle for Energy Democracy

“The Trade Unions for Energy Democracy is a global, multi-sector initiative to advance democratic direction and control of energy in a way that promotes solutions to the climate crisis, energy poverty, the degradation of both land and people, and the repression of workers’ rights and protections.” Now available on their website: Resist, Reclaim, Restructure: The Trade Union Struggle for Energy Democracy, a framing discussion document written for the 3-day global trade union roundtable which launched the initiative in October 2012, convened by the Cornell Global Labor Institute and the Rosa Luxemburg Foundation of New York City. Representatives from several Canadian public sector unions and the Canadian Labour Congress participated. “The Trade Unions for Energy Democracy initiative focuses on three main concerns; the recognition that there is a global energy emergency; the needed transition to renewable energy is not happening, and the need for energy democracy led by public sector unions. 

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Resist, Reclaim, Restructure: The Trade Union Struggle for Energy Democracy.

(October 2012) Roundtable discussion document, by Sean Sweeney, is available at: http://energyemergencyenergytransition.org/wp-content/uploads/2012/10/Resist-Reclaim-Restructure.pdf

Trade Unions for Energy Democracy website, with news and further documents at: http://energydemocracyinitiative.org/about-initiative/

Statements from many international union federations are at:  http://energydemocracyinitiative.org/category/resources/trade-union-statements/ 

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