This Draft Baseline Report was prepared for the ACW Project, December 7, 2015 (edited April 15, 2016). Please do not quote without the consent of the author. This report provides an exploratory overview of U.S. labor union proposals and practices regarding a green transition. It focuses, primarily, on national level unions. One goal of the report is to explore whether workers and unions are striving to be the agents and authors of a green transition and what political dynamics may prevent or enable them to do so. A second goal is to explore how inclusive or exclusive the green transitions envisioned by unions may be.
Presented at the Adapting Canadian Work and Workplaces (ACW) International Workshop in Toronto, Canada, November 2015. This review gives an overview of the European policy context with regard to climate change. An analysis is presented of the views of the principal Europe wide trade union organization, the European Trade Union Confederation (ETUC) on this new policy context for environmental sustainability and climate change. This is based on publicly available documentary sources along with reports on a selection of European national trade union confederation initiatives and recent developments in trade union/labour movement policy by European policy institutions and analysts.