September 7, 2017 by Carla Truax and Eric Kirkendall
Join us in Carson, CA to advance freight and warehouse worker health, safety and power – October 13-14
Graphic adapted from an AFL-CIO poster.
Are you an organizer in the goods movement industry or do you work as a port or warehouse worker, or as a truck driver? Are you concerned about freight transportation and warehouse worker health and safety?
The Moving Forward Network shares your concerns and invites you to join us at our international conference on October 13-14 in Carson, California, and participate in the Worker and Labor track, which will focus on the impacts of freight transport, goods movement systems, and related air pollution on workers and the workforce, and how labor unions, organizations, and coalitions are connecting to build power.
Among the topics we will explore together are: What is the impact of the freight and supply chain on the health and safety of workers? What policies and programs are in place to protect workers health and safety as well as improve their wages and working conditions? What lessons can we learn from labor organizing and campaigns? What are the opportunities and challenges for building linkages, coalitions, and alliances between labor and other groups?
One of the workshops in this track is “Just Transition.” This campaign upholds the belief that a strong and sustainable approach to climate change in society demands a just and fair transition for workers in changing industries. Representatives from organizations working on a just transition for workers and climate change policies will examine how we build support for this inclusive movement. This will include a history of the work and campaigns, and the type of policies that will ensure a better future for all.
We will also have several other tracks, and you are welcome to participate in different track sessions whenever you wish.
Arts, Culture, and Politics
Coalition and Movement Building
Environmental Health Science and Research
Zero Emission Technology
Community Driven Development
Community Organizing, Mobilizing, and Action Workshops