Just Transition Alliance strengthens local
community-labor alliances through education and organizing. We bring together
workers and community members in our workshops, and help them through the
process of identifying shared interests and goals. In the process, they develop
ideas about joint action they can take to reach their shared goals-a clean
environment and sustainable jobs. At the end of a workshop, local labor and
community participants formalize a commitment to work together.
A truly green and
A just transition for workers and communities
around the globe addresses all aspects of production, beginning with how
resources are extracted and ending with reusing waste materials.
A just transition unites all workers and
communities in building regional economies modeled on natural systems. It means
living wages for all workers, clean production, and zero waste. It accounts for
the ecological and social costs along the entire production cycle, including
energy consumption, water use, transportation, exploitation, displacement, and
the legacy of contamination. Join us in creating the transition to healthy,
sustainable workplaces and communities!
Report: How Practices by Waste Management,
Inc. Endangers the Sanitation Workers
April 4, 2008
Read about how 40 years after Martin Luther
King Jr. gave his life in an effort to fight for civil and worker rights for
striking sanitation workers in Memphis, the same issues that led to the strike
remain prevalent in the industry even today. These workers still face very real
threats to their health on a daily basis, including handling hazardous materials
without proper safety equipment.
Harm's Way: How Waste Management, Inc.
Endangers the Sanitation Workers Who Protect the Public’s Health report by the
National Commission of Inquiry into the Worker Health and Safety Crisis in the
Solid Waste Industry.