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Renewed Climate Debate Highlights Labor As Skeptical But Crucial Player

May 14, 2019
The renewed climate change debate on Capitol Hill is underscoring labor groups' role as a skeptical yet crucial constituency in determining the success or failure of ambitious greenhouse gas mitigation policies, with unions withholding their endorsement until they can be shown the plans can preserve or bolster jobs. Recent criticism by top AFL-CIO officials of the sweeping Green New Deal (GND) climate resolution is highlighting the potential for yawning splits among labor unions on climate policy -- a perilous dynamic...

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