Environmental organizations support striking United Autoworkers, urge General Motors to agree to a fair contract
WASHINGTON – A coalition of environmental organizations today sent a letter to Mary Barra, CEO of General Motors, expressing solidarity with the nearly 50,000 autoworkers striking against the corporation. The coalition urged Ms. Barra to agree to a fair contract for the workers.
“Corporate greed is the ultimate cause of our combined economic and environmental crises,” the letter reads. “As environmentalists, we support the United Autoworkers in their fight for good, family-sustaining jobs. Climate change and other environmental problems cannot be solved without investing in workers and supporting strong union contracts.”
A full copy of the letter can be read here.
The following groups signed onto the letter: 198 Methods * 350 Colorado * 350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley * 350 CT * 350 Dallas * 350 Eugene * 350 New Hampshire Action * 350 Philly * 350 Wenatchee * 350.org * 350Merced.org * ActionAid USA * Beyond Extreme Energy * Bold Alliance * Bronx Climate Justice North * Center for Biological Diversity * Clean Air: Organizing for Health and Justice * Climate Hawks Vote * Earth Ethics, Inc. * Endangered Species Coalition * Faithful America * Food & Water Action * Fridays for Future Cuba * Friends of the Earth * Green For All * GreenFaith * Greenpeace USA * Hip Hop Caucus * Institute for Policy Studies * Labor Network for Sustainability * Marcellus Outreach Butler * Montana Environmental Information Center * NC Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live * North Bronx Racial Justice * Nuclear Information and Resource Service * Oil Change International * Physicians for Social Responsibility * Popular Resistance * Public Citizen * Rainforest Action Network * Safe Climate Campaign * Sierra Club * Sunrise Movement * The Leap * The People’s Justice Council * TriLakes 350.org
Contacts: Erin Jensen, Friends of the Earth, (202) 222-0722, firstname.lastname@example.org
Collin Rees, Oil Change International, (308) 293-3159, email@example.com
Ben Smith, Greenpeace USA, firstname.lastname@example.org