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.



126-150 of 19133 signatures
Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if you ...
19008 3.6 years ago Justine Bayod Chicago, IL , US
19007 3.6 years ago Ann Alston Lubbock, TX , US
19006 3.6 years ago Olivia Lim Davis, CA , US
19005 3.6 years ago Régine Bohar Toronto, ON , CA
19004 3.6 years ago Mary and J. Peter van der Veen Bellingham, WA , US The pipeline results in faster global warming increase. This will put millions of workers out of jobs, worldwide. It will hurt the poor most especially in coastal areas hit by floods, storms, typhoo...
19003 3.6 years ago Mary and J. Peter van der Veen Bellingham, WA , US The pipeline results in faster global warming increase. This will put millions of workers out of jobs, worldwide. It will hurt the poor most especially in coastal areas hit by floods, storms, typhoo...
19002 3.6 years ago Mathilde Bonnefoy Berlin, ot , DE
19001 3.6 years ago Anonymous L, ot , BE
19000 3.6 years ago Char Messinger Aloha, OR , US
18999 3.6 years ago Barbara Robinson Spokane, WA , US
18998 3.6 years ago carlos sousa albufeira, WA , PT
18997 3.6 years ago María Sagrario Barrio Madrid, ot , ES
18996 3.6 years ago Ellen Anderson Littleron, CO , US We do not want or need that pipeline.
18995 3.6 years ago Anonymous ojai, CA , US
18994 3.6 years ago James Craigie Bideford, ot , GB
18993 3.6 years ago Edwin Rudd Gadsden, AL , US
18992 3.6 years ago Traé Smaron West Deptford, NJ , US
18991 3.6 years ago R.A. Frager Hamilton, MA , CA
18990 3.6 years ago Sara Joern Denver, CO , US
18989 3.6 years ago Mohammad Shad Cary, NC , US
18988 3.6 years ago j k albion, RI , US
18987 3.6 years ago Anonymous Mpls., MN , US Jobs are needed but they need to be long term. Look at the Alaska pipeline history: just how many of the jobs abailable when they were building it lasted beyond 2-3 years>
18986 3.6 years ago Bernardo mario vecchione Nola , ot , IT
18985 3.6 years ago Glen Anderson Lacey, WA , US I'm part of the working class too.
EVERY PERSON needs a healthy climate.
Climate damage lasts forever.
18984 3.6 years ago Sylvia L Martinez Baton Rouge, LA , US Good jobs would be available and safer if we supported development of renewable, sustainable fuels.
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