Soon-to-be-out-of-work UAW members particpate in green labor conference
The Steelworkers, for example, are behind a 10-year, $300-billion plan to invest in manufacturing plants that produce environmentally friendly products such as hybrid cars and solar panels. Called the Apollo Alliance, the plan would try to restore high-paying factory jobs to the U.S.
As one Local 879 official said: "This rests on the notion that we can have both a healthy environment and good-paying union jobs in a green economy."
[Source: Barbara Kucera / People's Weekly World]
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