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Labor Leading on Climate Initiative

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The Labor Leading on Climate Initiative advances knowledge, policies, and practices to enhance the role of labor and working people in addressing the environmental and climate crises.

Labor Leading on Climate Initiative Participates in 18th Transatlantic Social Dialogue

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The webinar edition of the 18th Transatlantic Social Dialogue (TSD) will take place in October, scheduled for the 15th, the 19th, and the 27th. These sessions replace in-person meetings that were to take place in Spring Hill, Tennessee organized in collaboration with the Worker InstituteIG Metallthe Hans Boeckler Foundation (HBS) and the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI). Below is the fall 2020 webinar schedule. Registration will open on October 1st. Please email Claire Concepcion at to be added to the TSD email list serve.

October 15, 2020 (Thursday) 10:30 am ET (4:30 pm CET)
Climate change, organized labor and the impact of COVID-19 pandemic – perspectives from Europe and the US

It is clear now that the Covid-19 pandemic has exacerbated existing inequalities. Climate change is also affecting the most vulnerable in society. How could organized labor connect the global health crisis and climate change, and develop strategies to tackle those major challenges in the future?


Lara Skinner, Executive Director of The Worker Institute, New York
Béla Galgóczi, European Trade Union Institute, Brussels, Belgium
Mijin Cha, Assistant Professor, Occidental College, US; Fellow at Worker Institute and Senior Fellow at Data for Progress
Jan Philipp Rohde, Head of the Unit Environmental Policies, Deutscher Gewerkschaftsbund, Germany

Moderator: Larry Williams Jr., Founder, UnionBase, US

For the full program list, visit ILR Ithaca's Co-Lab.