“Green” Jobs: Will They Be Union Jobs?


An important article in Thursday’s New York Times — with all the talk of the new, “green” economy, will the jobs that are created be union or non-union?

It focuses on California (ok, I know, not the Rust Belt) and unions’ use of environmental regulations there – which, as the Times puts it “could prove to be the opening skirmishes of a larger fight over the emerging green economy.”

The story continues, “Should Rust Belt factories converted to making solar components and wind turbines be union shops, gateways to the middle-class for a new generation of workers in the green economy? Or will the green economy look more like the service economy, with low-paid employees installing rooftop solar panels and retrofitting buildings?”


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