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Roundtable Discussions

Roundtable: Can Green Jobs Drive Reindustrialization?

Discussion Leaders: Ed Murphy, Workforce Development Institute; Kelly Bennet, Sterling Planet; Werner Schneider, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, (DGB)-Germany; Lee Smith, National Photovoltaic Construction Partnership; Brian Darcy, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers, Local 18-Los Angeles; Marco Trbovich, United Steelworkers

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Roundtable: Beyond Kyoto: How Can Labor Shape the Next Global Agreement ?

Discussion Leaders: Gemma Adaba, International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC); Lucien Royer, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD (TUAC), (ITUC); Hank Frundt, American Federation of Teachers, Local 2274; Anne Panneels, Federacion General del Trabajo de Belgica (FGTB)- Belgium; Patrick Bond, Centre for Civil Society, University of KwaZulu-Natal, Durban-South Africa; Daphne Wysham, Institute for Policy Studies

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Roundtable:  Can We Control Emissions by Trading Carbon?

Discussion Leaders: Joel Yudken, High Road Strategies; Jeffrey Rickert, Apollo Alliance; David Arnold, Green UNISON, U.K.; Andy King, United Steelworkers; Joel Decallion, Confederal Secretary, European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC); Michael K. Dorsey, Dartmouth College

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Roundtable: Local Struggles, Global Realities: Perspectives from the Environmental Justice Movement

Discussion Leaders: Angela Lomosi, International Trade Union Confederation, African Region; Miquela Craytor, Sustainable South Bronx; Kate Pfordresher, Apollo Alliance, New York City; Lisa Donner, Center for Working Families-New York; Tim Frank, Good Jobs First/Sierra Club; Sandy Pope, President, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 805, NY; Rebecca Rotzler, Green Party Deputy Mayor, New Paltz-New York; Elizabeth Yeampierre, Environmental Justice Alliance, New York City

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Roundtable: Can Coal be Clean and Nuclear be Safe?

Discussion Leaders: Jerry Waters, Utility Workers of America; Mark Williams, Genergy; Diane Heminway, United Steelworkers; Bill Banig, United Mineworkers of America; Mary Olson, Nuclear Information and Resource Service; Jim Hunter, International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers; Howie Hawkins, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Local 317

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Roundtable: An End to Sprawl? Planning a Mass Transit Future and Smart Urban Growth

Discussion leaders: Robert Ginsburg, Center on Work and Community Development-Chicago; Greg LeRoy, Good Jobs First; Roger Toussaint, President-Transport Workers Union, Local 100; Anabella Rosemberg, Trade Union Advisory Committee to the OECD; Deron Lovass, Natural Resources Defense Council

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Roundtable:  Can Workers and Communities Adapt to Climate Change: A North-South Approach

Discussion Leaders: Bheki Ntshalintshali, Congress of South African Trade Unions; Aminur Repon Chowdhury, Free Trade Union Congress-Bangladesh; Monica Onyia, Trades Union Congress-Nigeria; Barbara Byrd, Oregon State AFL-CIO, Jehan Decrop, Confederation des Syndicat Chretiens-Belgium, Sari Sairanen, Canadian Auto Workers; Jessica Bailey, Rockefeller Brothers Fund; Ted Glick, Climate Crisis Coalition

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Roundtable: Sustainability Bargaining, "Green Reps" and the Greening of the Workplace

Discussion Leaders: Robert Sneddon, Community, - U.K.; Lynn Hinkle, United Auto Workers (UAW)-Local 879: Caroline Molloy, Trades Union Congress, TUC - U.K.; Ron Carver, International Brotherhood of Teamsters, Ports Division

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Roundtable: No More Kicking and Screaming: Can Labor in North America Take the Lead on Climate Crisis?

Discussion Leaders: Margrete Strand, Senior Trade Representative, Sierra Club; Nick De Carlo, Canadian Auto Workers; Eric Frumin, UNITE-HERE; Jeremy Brecher, Global Labor Strategies; Alejandro Villamar, Frente Autentico del Trabajo-Mexico

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Roundtable: Running on Empty? Assessing the Prospects for Fuel Efficient, Electric or Hydrogen Vehicles

Discussion Leaders:  Deron Lovaas, Vehicles Campaign Director NRDC; Michael Renner, Worldwatch Institute; Brad Markell, United Auto Workers; David Robertson, Canadian Auto Workers

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Roundtable: State Power? Exploring the Role of Regulation, Taxation, and Public Investments in Addressing the Climate Crisis

Discussion Leaders: Daphne Wysham, Sustainable Energy and Economy Network; Joel Yudken, High Road Strategies; Charles Komanoff, Carbon Tax Center; George Sterzinger, Renewable Energy Policy Project;  Laura Martin Murillo, Sustain Labour-Spain

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Roundtable: Shareholder Activism and Climate Risk

Discussion Leaders: Victor Silverman-Pomona College; David Boys-Public Services International; Don Kirshbaum, Connecticut State Treasurer's Office; Jonathan Tasini, Labor Research Association; Ariane Van Buren, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES); Rita Bugzavich, IUE-CWA

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Roundtable: Blue-Green Alliances: The Global Experience of Union-Environment Coalitions and Campaigns

Discussion Leaders: Jerry Van Den Berge - Abvakabo-FNV - Netherlands; Dave Foster, United Steelworkers; Joe Radisich, International Longshore and Warehouse Union (ILWU);  Jim Rogers, President of the Association of Legal Aid Attorneys, United Auto Workers; Ron Carver, International Brotherhood of Teamsters - Ports Division; Giuseppe D'Ercole, Confederazione Italiana Sindicati Lavoratori (CISL)-Italy; Joe Uehlein, Coalition for Environmentally Responsible Economies (CERES); Cecil Corbin-Mark, WE ACT

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