Jun 8: Labor/Environment Roundtable

Join the Battle of Homestead Foundation for a roundtable discussion

Labor and Environmental Coalitions: A Must for Survival of Both

Keynote Speaker: Joe Uehlein – Labor Network for Sustainability: dedicated to Making a Living on a Living Planet!
Joe Uehlein is the President of the Labor Network for Sustainability. Joe previously served as Secretary-Treasurer of the AFL-CIO’s Industrial Union Department, and as Director of the AFL-CIO Center for Strategic Campaigns. Joe also served on the United Nation’s first commission on global warming from its inception in 1988 until 2003. Joe started his trade union work at an aluminum extrusion mill in Mechanicsburg, PA as a member of the United Steel Workers (USW), and then worked heavy and highway construction as a member of the Laborers Union, LiUNA Local 158 in Central Pennsylvania.
Panel Response to Keynote address:
Chris Petrone, Legislative Director for the International Union of Operating Engineers Local 66
Rosemary Bezy, Vice-President, USW Local 1557, US Steel Clairton Works
Eva Resnik-Day, Community Organizer with the Sierra Club’s Ready for 100 Campaign to bring the City to 100% renewable clean energy
Tina Doose, President of Braddock Borough Council
Patty DeMarco will direct breakout into small group sessions to discuss ideas and proposals drawing on the participants’ work experience, knowledge and ideas to begin filling in the blanks in the Green New Deal.  Patty is the  author of Pathways to Our Sustainable Future-  Global Perspective from Pittsburgh, and a member of the Forest Hills Borough Council, 2016-2020
1:30 to 3:00 p.m. at the Pump House, 880 East Waterfront Drive, Munhall PA 15120.  Free and open to the public.  Program Co-Sponsors: Izaak Walton League of America Allegheny County, United Electrical Workers Union (UE), Pittsburgh DSA Eco-Socialism Committee, Pittsburgh Human Rights City Alliance.

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