Good Jobs, Clean Environment: Both or Neither | Roxanne Brown
“We won’t back down from the promise of the American dream. We won’t back down from the promise of family-sustaining jobs. We won’t back down from the promise of a clean and healthy environment. And we won’t back down from the promise of a clean energy future.”
The emerging green economy promises to provide large-scale job creation while healing the Earth and building the middle class. Roxanne Brown, Assistant Legislative Director for the United Steelworkers and Steering Committee member of the BlueGreen Alliance, describes how this national partnership of major labor unions and environmental organizations is expanding the number and quality of jobs in the green economy. BlueGreen Alliance Director of Chemicals, Public Health and Green Chemistry Charlotte Brody portrays the real-time societal transformation underway when workers and environmentalists find common ground and also honestly acknowledge their differences.
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