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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.

Skinner to Participate in "Union Labor and Building a Renewable Future," LEP Labor Forum

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This Sunday, February 21st at 5 PM ET (4 PM CT), Lara Skinner, Director of the Worker Institute’s Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, will participate in a Labor Forum panel discussion, “Union Labor and Building a Renewable Future,” hosted by the Labor Education Program at the School of Labor and Employment Relations in the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.

The program will discuss how Illinois can move into a clean energy economy at the scale climate science demands, create good union jobs, and support more equitable communities, and have a frank discussion about the need to confront the risks of a growing climate disaster and building Illinois’ future clean energy economy.  

Panelists include:

  • Pat Devaney, Secretary-Treasurer of the Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Lara Skinner, Director, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative at Cornell University, ILR School
  • Sean Stott, Director of Governmental Affairs for the Laborers’ International Union of North America-Midwest Region
  • Stephanie Fortado (Moderator)
  • Augustus Wood (Moderator)

To watch on Facebook Live, click here.