Urge Laborers' Union to End Support for Tar Sands Pipeline



Please sign the following petition to the Laborers' International Union of North America:
Background:
The Hill: Union Threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone
Michael Mann: Approving Keystone XL Could Be the Biggest Mistake
The Nation: Could Working on Keystone XL Give You Cancer, Asthma?
Bill Shortell: Labor Unions Must Take on Conversion from War to Peace Economy

We, the undersigned, call upon the Laborers' International Union of North America to pull back from supporting the Keystone Pipeline. We support the right to organize and hope to bring back the now-forsaken Employee Free Choice Act. We applaud your stand for immigrants' rights. We support your promotion of infrastructure spending, and we supported the efforts of unions in Connecticut who successfully created a state commission last year to advance conversion from military to peaceful industries.

While we are in strong agreement with your union in the need to challenge the Democratic Party, we must take issue with your support of a project that will contribute dramatically to global warming. Your willingness to oppose elected officials who fail you demonstrates the independence that all organizations need.

But there's a problem. You're demanding that Congress members support a tar sands pipeline that will exacerbate the climate crisis. While workers need the economic justice for which your union organizes, they also need a healthy environment for themselves and their children and grandchildren. We run the risk of pushing the climate of planet Earth over the edge and we need the support of your union in moving us away from the precipice.

We are in unity with you on the need for jobs. In fact, we wish to join hands with LIUNA and other unions in a movement for green jobs. There is much that has to be done in this country that can contribute to a better and safer environment. The infrastructure needs to be rebuilt and new industries need to be introduced. We wish to be there with you in that struggle. But we need you to join with the millions who see the danger, if not potential catastrophe, inherent in tar sands pipelines.



101-125 of 19133 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if you ...
19033 3.5 years ago Diana Ramirez Staten Island , NY , US
19032 3.5 years ago William Sample Township of Washington, NJ , US
19031 3.5 years ago Sr. Barbara King Crestwood, NY , US
19030 3.6 years ago Jim Clemans Bethesda, MD , US
19029 3.6 years ago Anne Miller Palmer, MA , US Former union shop steward and volunteer organizer. Lifetime union supporter. You called this one wrong.
19028 3.6 years ago Catherine Tierney Saint Louis, MO , US
19027 3.6 years ago Michael Antone Alamogordo, NM , US
19026 3.6 years ago Keeley Harding Portland, OR , US
19025 3.6 years ago Erin Gentry Cleburne, TX , US
19024 3.6 years ago ROBERTO KUNERT Ipojuca, ot , BR
19023 3.6 years ago Anonymous Ellensburg, WA , US
19022 3.6 years ago v l oviedo, FL , US
19021 3.6 years ago Leslie Washington Atlanta, GA , US
19020 3.6 years ago Anonymous Chester Springs, PA , US
19019 3.6 years ago Megan Hockwalt Rancho Cucamonga , CA , US
19018 3.6 years ago jeff hopkins Lindenhurst, IL , US
19017 3.6 years ago Roni Harris Baltimore, MD , US
19016 3.6 years ago Teresa Hargrove Nashville, TN , US
19015 3.6 years ago Brian V Calgary, AB , CA
19014 3.6 years ago Anonymous Allentown, PA , US
19013 3.6 years ago Joseph Ponisciak Willingboro, NJ , US
19012 3.6 years ago SANDRA CONLEY gallatin, TN , US
19011 3.6 years ago Shaughna Bishop New York, NY , US
19010 3.6 years ago Paul Janssens Eke, ot , BE
19009 3.6 years ago Muneeb Khan Foster City, CA , US
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