Maine Labor Climate Council

The Maine Labor Climate Council is a coalition of Maine labor unions representing working Mainers across the state. The MLCC seeks to develop the labor movement’s vision for how to tackle the twin crises of climate change and inequality in a way that creates good Maine union jobs, reduces carbon emissions and economic inequality, and provides a seat at the table for workers and unions in this process. By educating fellow workers, building alliances, and advocating for policy solutions, the MLCC’s owrk is proof that we do not have to choose between a healthy planet and good jobs that sustain our families and communities.

MLCC campaigns

The crises of climate change, widening inequality, and the ongoing Covid-19 pandemic overlap in Maine’s public school system, where aging HVAC systems and energy-inefficient infrastructure impact student and staff health and well-being, strain municipal budgets, impact unions at the bargaining table and contribute significantly to the state’s overall carbon emissions.

Our Carbon-Free and Healthy Schools will confront these challenges head-on by urging our state and federal leaders to make critical climate upgrades to public school buildings: retrofitting school facilities, electrifying school buses, and installing solar on buildings. Together, we can create safe and healthy schools, slash energy costs, support high-quality union jobs, and contribute to a renewable energy economy in Maine.

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The coalition

Amalgamated Transit Union Local 714

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers Local 490, 567, 1253, 2327 and 104

International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornament & Reinforcing Iron Workers Local 7

International Union of Operating Engineers Local 4

International Union of Painters and Allied Trades, District Council 35

North Atlantic States Regional Council of Carpenters, Locals 349 and 352

Laborers’ International Union Local 327

Maine AFL-CIO

Maine Education Association

Maine State Building and Construction Trades Council

Maine Service Employees Association SEIU 1989

Southern Maine Labor Council