Bloomberg Law
Feb. 21, 2019, 11:02 AM

Green New Deal Is Likely to Splinter Labor Unity

Andrew Wallender
Andrew Wallender

Solidarity is a rallying cry of unions and the labor movement. The limits of that unity will be tested by the Green New Deal being formulated in Congress.

Democrats unveiled a 14-page resolution (H.Res. 109) earlier this month that outlines priorities for the Green New Deal. It includes creating high-wage jobs to eliminate poverty and shifting to 100 percent renewable and zero-emission energy sources within 10 years.

The Green New Deal hasn’t yet produced substantive legislation but some unions already are pushing back. LIUNA, one of the nation’s largest construction unions, said the Green New Deal “is exactly ...

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