On May 4, 2022, Transport Workers Union Local 101 rallied in Brooklyn, New York to oppose a proposed climate plan that would bar new natural-gas service to existing and newly constructed buildings beginning in 2024 and ban gas appliances entirely by 2030. The proposal, if enacted, would wipe out thousands of good union jobs.
“We’ve seen this movie before with NAFTA: Working Americans getting screwed by empty promises. We all want a greener world for our children, but not off the blue collar jobs that working communities are built upon,” said TWU International President John Samuelsen.
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