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This new campaign in New York wants the state to move to 100 percent clean energy

The campaign brings in people like labor justice organizers — who see clean energy as a way to advocate for healthy jobs for their members — as new allies for environmentalists. “New York’s workers need a safe environment and a safe climate as much as anyone,” George Miranda, the president of Teamsters Joint Council 16, said. “Our members work in transportation, energy, waste, and other sectors that are central to solving the climate crisis.” The coalition also includes chapters of labor unions such as the Service Employees International Union, Communications Workers of America, and the United Automobile Workers.