“We are thrilled to become part of this unique partnership of working people and environmentalists who are striving to build a cleaner, more efficient and more prosperous American economy,” stated UAW President Bob King. “We have enormous opportunities to revitalize this industry, and the American economy, by embracing the clean energy economy of the future.”
The Blue Green Alliance started in 2006 between the United Steelworkers and the Sierra Club, and since has grown as a labor-environmental bond between leading American unions and both the Sierra Club and the Natural Resources Defense Council.
"The Blue Green Alliance and UAW share the goal of rebuilding the American auto industry, creating and saving the good jobs that come along with it, and reducing pollution and our dependence on foreign oil through more efficient transportation," said David Foster, executive director of the Alliance. "We are pleased to welcome the UAW to the ranks of our union members and environmentalists working together to build a revitalized clean energy economy."
The Alliance now has 8.5 million American workers pursuing the goal of good jobs, a clean environment and a green economy.
Besides the leading role the USW has taken in forming the alliance, other participating unions include the Communications Workers of America, the Laborers International Union of North America, Utility Workers Union of America, the American Federation of Teachers, the Amalgamated Transit Union, the Service Employees International Union and the Sheet Metal Workers International Association.
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