Urge Laborers' Union to End Support for Tar Sands Pipeline

Please sign the following petition to the Laborers' International Union of North America:
The Hill: Union Threatens Retribution for House Dems Opposing Keystone
Michael Mann: Approving Keystone XL Could Be the Biggest Mistake
The Nation: Could Working on Keystone XL Give You Cancer, Asthma?
Bill Shortell: Labor Unions Must Take on Conversion from War to Peace Economy

We, the undersigned, call upon the Laborers' International Union of North America to pull back from supporting the Keystone Pipeline. We support the right to organize and hope to bring back the now-forsaken Employee Free Choice Act. We applaud your stand for immigrants' rights. We support your promotion of infrastructure spending, and we supported the efforts of unions in Connecticut who successfully created a state commission last year to advance conversion from military to peaceful industries.

While we are in strong agreement with your union in the need to challenge the Democratic Party, we must take issue with your support of a project that will contribute dramatically to global warming. Your willingness to oppose elected officials who fail you demonstrates the independence that all organizations need.

But there's a problem. You're demanding that Congress members support a tar sands pipeline that will exacerbate the climate crisis. While workers need the economic justice for which your union organizes, they also need a healthy environment for themselves and their children and grandchildren. We run the risk of pushing the climate of planet Earth over the edge and we need the support of your union in moving us away from the precipice.

We are in unity with you on the need for jobs. In fact, we wish to join hands with LIUNA and other unions in a movement for green jobs. There is much that has to be done in this country that can contribute to a better and safer environment. The infrastructure needs to be rebuilt and new industries need to be introduced. We wish to be there with you in that struggle. But we need you to join with the millions who see the danger, if not potential catastrophe, inherent in tar sands pipelines.

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Number Date Name Location Please add a comment if you ...
19084 4.9 years ago Barbara Waraschitz Vienna, ot , AT
19083 4.9 years ago Amy Robinson San Rafael, CA , US
19082 4.9 years ago Emma Shock Paoli, PA , US
19081 4.9 years ago Pat Shelton Jacksonville, FL , US
19080 4.9 years ago John J. Ferreiro Bellingham, WA , US
19079 4.9 years ago Lilian Tejada Woodstock, GA , US
19078 4.9 years ago Casey Jo Remy Days Creek Rd, OR , US
19077 4.9 years ago Jeff and Karen Hay Kailua, HI , US
19076 4.9 years ago Corbett Kroehler Orlando, FL , US Keystone is being sold like NAFTA, under the guise of creating jobs. Well, just like NAFTA, the result will be environmental degradation and profits which bubble to the top while failing to benefit ...
19075 4.9 years ago Diane Bossers Gaylordsville, CT , US
19074 4.9 years ago Lauren Gedlinske Apple Valley, MN , US
19073 4.9 years ago Rebecca Farmer Berkeley, CA , US
19072 4.9 years ago Maria Antonietta Danieli treviso, ot , IT
19071 4.9 years ago Cynthia Miller Galt, CA , US
19070 4.9 years ago Kate Sherwood Long Beach, NY , US
19069 4.9 years ago Mark Teig Pine Bush, NY , US
19068 4.9 years ago Sharon Wood Greeley, CO , US
19067 4.9 years ago Daniel Slick Anchorage, AK , US
19066 4.9 years ago Anonymous Cary, NC , US
19065 5 years ago Jon Anderholm Cazadero, CA , US
19064 5 years ago Jim Head Oak Park, MI , US
19063 5 years ago Kathleen Leeson RH Ottawa, ON , CA
19062 5 years ago Kenneth Stokem Castleton on Hudson, NY , US
19061 5 years ago Elizabeth Elkins DERWOOD, MD , US
19060 5 years ago Anonymous Clio , MI , US
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