Jobs for Climate and Justice: A Worker Alternative

Photo by Marjorie Childress

Photo by Marjorie Childress

We are so happy that Michael Leon Guerrero will be joining us at Great Cities Institute on Friday morning, 10:00 a.m. June 9, 2017 to present on “Jobs for Climate and Justice:  A Worker Alternative”.  As a long time organizer on environmental and economic justice issues, we are excited to hear from Michael about his work with the Labor Network for Sustainability.

Here is an article that Michael wrote a couple of years back when he was with the Climate Justice Alliance.  Check it out.

Below is an interview of Michael with at the People’s Climate March.

Becky Glass, Managing Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability, will also be with us at Great Cities on Friday.

Here is a short bio on Michael’s background.  We hope that you can join us.

Michael Leon Guerrero is the Executive Director of the Labor Network for Sustainability. He has over 30 years of experience as a community organizer and coordinator of national grassroots alliances. He was lead organizer and Executive Director for the SouthWest Organizing Project for 17 years, leading local, state and regional campaigns on environmental justice. These campaigns resulted in clean up of toxic sites and progressive environmental and economic justice policies for Albuquerque and the state of New Mexico. He later served for 8 years as National Coordinator of the Grassroots Global Justice Alliance, organizing movement building efforts amongst diverse constituencies focused on trade and globalization. From 2014-2016 Michael was National Coordinator of the Climate Justice Alliance, a national network of frontline, environmental justice organizations working for a just transition from extractive industries to sustainable, living economies. He has served on the Boards of Jobs with Justice, Greenpeace and the New World Foundation.