Why Workers and Environmentalists are Stronger Together
October 6, 2023 11:00 am – 12:00 pmPacific Virtual
Let’s talk about “Hot Labor Summer” and why it’s more important than ever for environmentalists to show up in solidarity with workers fighting for dignity and justice. The good news? Labor and climate movements are already partnering to build power and win victories together, like with Assembly Bill 421 to curb corporate power in California politics and the united auto workers who are on strike nationwide for a fair contract and a just transition as we make the shift to EVs. Join Jane Fonda and powerful labor movement leaders to discuss how workers today are engaged in historic fights for justice and how we can build bigger, stronger, collective movement power towards the just and equitable future we all deserve.
*Fire Drill Fridays invites life-long activists and new climate advocates to engage with the climate justice movement and take action for a cleaner, greener, healthier world. Save the date for future live shows: — November 3 — The Health Impacts of Plastics — December 1 — Topic coming soon
David Huerta is President of SEIU United Service Workers West, which represents more than 45,000 janitors, security officers, airport service workers, and other property service workers across California. A well-known labor leader, Huerta is dedicated to securing justice and inclusion for immigrant workers and their families; creating paths to power and union membership for millions more workers; and uplifting communities by strengthening networks of immigrant, economic, social, and environmental justice.
Meet Michelle Collins
Michelle Collins is a United Auto Workers Local 977 Skilled Trades Delegate, currently working at the General Motors Stamping facility in Marion, Indiana. She’s been employed by General Motors since 1999 and became a skilled trades machine repair person in 2001. Michelle is a single mother of three and grandmother of six.