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Trade unions in the green economy : working for the environment / edited by Nora Rathzel and David Uzzell.

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London ; New York, N.Y. : Routledge, 2013.
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1 online resource (289 p.)
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Subjects:
Sustainable development.
Labor unions -- Political activity.
Environmental policy.
Form/Genre:
Electronic books.
Language:
English
Summary:
Combating climate change will increasingly impact on production industries and the workers they employ as production changes and consumption is targeted. Yet research has largely ignored labour and its responses. This book brings together sociologists, psychologists, political scientists, historians, economists, and representatives from international and local unions based in Australia, Brazil, South Africa, Taiwan, Spain, Sweden, the UK and the USA. Together they open up a new area of research: Environmental Labour Studies.The authors ask what kind of environmental policies are unio
Contents:
Mending the breach between labour and nature : a new research field : environmental labour studies / David Uzzell, Nora Räthzel
Developing global environmental union policies through the ITUC / Anabella Rosemberg
Making the environment a trade union issue / Laura Martín Murillo
International labour organization and the environment : the way to a socially just transition for workers / Lene Olsen, Dorit Kemter
Food workers' rights as a path to a low-carbon agriculture / Peter Rossman
Moving towards eco-unionism : reflecting the Spanish experience / Begoña Maria-Tome Gil
Cars, crisis, climate change and class struggle / Lars Henriksson
Analyses of trade union environmental policies across the globe
The neo-liberal global economy and nature : re-defining the trade union role / Jacklyn Cock and Rob Lambert
Sustainable development or environmental justice? : questions for trade unions on land, livelihoods, and jobs / Andrew Bennie
Climate change, trade unions, and rural workers in labour-environmental alliances in the Amazon rainforest / João Paulo Candia Veiga, Scott B. Martin
From "jobs versus environment" to "green-collar jobs" : Australian trade unions and the climate change debate / Verity Burgmann
Just transition and labour environmentalism in Australia / Darryn Snell and Peter Fairbrother
Will they tie the knot? : labour and environmental trajectories in Taiwan and South Korea / Hwa-Jen Liu
Green jobs? good jobs? just jobs? USA labour unions confront climate change / Dimitris Stevis
U.S. trade unions and the challenge of "extreme energy" the case of the transcanada keystone XL pipeline / Sean Sweeney
From blue to green : a comparative study of blue-collar unions' reactions to the climate change threat in the United States and Sweden / Meg Gingrich
Trade unions and the transition from "actually existing unsustainability" : from economic crisis to a new political economy beyond growth / John Barry
Local place and global space : solidarity across borders and the question of the environment / David Uzzell and Nora Räthzel.
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Includes bibliographical references and index.
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Local notes:
Electronic reproduction. Santa Fe, Arg.: elibro, 2020. Available via World Wide Web. Access may be limited to eLibro affiliated libraries.
Contributor:
Rathzel, Nora.
Uzzell, David L.
ISBN:
1-136-27164-3
0-203-10967-8
1-283-89383-5
1-136-27165-1
OCLC:
823389813
Publisher Number:
10.4324/9780203109670 doi