Labor in the Climate Transition: Charting the Roadmap for 2019 and Beyond

9:00-5:30, September 12, 2018, David Brower Center, Berkeley, California
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The conference will discuss the success stories and challenges for labor-friendlyclimate policy in California, around the U.S. and internationally. This event is an official “affiliate event” of the Global Climate Action Summit, which starts in San Francisco the evening of the 12th.
AFL-CIO, California Labor Federation, Building and Construction Trades Council of California, SEIU, IBEW 1245, International Trades Union Council, BlueGreen Alliance, and the UC Berkeley Labor Center.
Speakers include:
 • Richard Trumka, President, AFL-CIO
 • Art Pulaski, Executive Secretary-Treasurer, California Labor Federation
 • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation
 • Luisa Blue, Executive Vice-President, Service Employees International Union
 • Eduardo Garcia, California Assemblymember
 • Jeff Johnson, President, Washington State Labor Council
 • Union leaders from around California, the U.S. and internationally
Plenary and breakout session topics include:
• California– What is labor’s agenda for protecting good jobs through climate policy in 2019 and beyond.
• Just Transition– Best practices from U.S. and abroad for the low-carbon transition.
• Clean electricity– How renewables and the changing grid cansupport good jobs.
• Adaptation and resilience– Preparing communities and infrastructure for impacts of climate change.
• Alliances– Success stories for creating and strengthening broad-based coalitions for climate action.
• Manufacturing– What does the industrial high road really look like?
• Energy efficiency– Best practices for good jobs while reducing energy use in buildings and industry.
• Cargo and logistics– How to lower emissions and support workers in goods movement industries.
• Training and apprenticeships– How unions use training to build market share and support a diverse workforce.
• Transit and smart growth– Labor’s role in low-emissions urban mobility and development.
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$20k and up – Co-sponsor
$5k and up – Donor
• $1k and up – Supporter
Organizations will get, with varying degrees of prominence:
• Mention in our conference printed program
• Display on big boards at breakfast/registration, at lunch buffet, and at 5:30 reception
• A shout-out from the podium at start of the conference
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