Climate Jobs Voices

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March 16, 2023

Patricia “PJ” Shipman

Patricia “PJ” Shipman is a 3rd year electrical apprentice in Houston, Texas. She’s a member of International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) Local 716.

January 19, 2023

Kandice Rogers

Kandice Rogers is draftsman/sketcher in Long Island, New York. She’s a member of the International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail and Transportation Workers (SMART), Local 28.

November 29, 2022

Karen Moore

Karen Moore is a special education teacher in Illinois at the Harvey School District 152. She is an active member of the Harvey Education Association (HEA) and their state and national affiliates, the Illinois Education Association (IEA) and the National Education Association (NEA). She is on the Board of Directors and the Vice Chair of the Black Caucus in the NEA and sits on the State Board of the IEA.

October 12, 2022

Charles Vaughn

Charles Vaughn is a fourth year electrical apprentice and member of IBEW Local 716. He lives in Houston, Texas.

September 7, 2022

Jeff Morrissey

Jeff Morrissey is a member and vice president of the Bridgeport Education Association in Bridgeport, Connecticut. He’s been an English teacher in Bridgeport since 1998 and is involved in the local Carbon-Free and Healthy Schools campaign.

August 4, 2022

Maximo Decaba

Maximo Decaba is member of the Painters and Allied Trades, Local 195 in Pawtucket, Rhode Island. He is an industrial painter and currently works performing preventative maintenance at the Rhode Island Turnpike and Bridge Authority. Maxmino was a part of the crew that built the first wind turbine farm in the country, Block Island.

June 21, 2022

Manuel Antu

Manuel Antu is a member of CWA Local 6143 in San Antonio, Texas. He’s been a premises technician for almost a decade. Miguel is passionate about building a strong labor movement that fights for climate justice and expanding access to high-speed internet in low-income communities throughout Texas.

June 1, 2022

Kilton Webb

Kilton Webb is an electrician with IBEW Local 567 in Auburn, Maine. He recently finished his apprenticeship classes and will soon test to become a journeyman electrician.

Seanelle LeeSang

May 2, 2022

Seanelle Leesang

Seanelle Leesang is a middle school science teacher and UFT member in New York City.