Delegates to AFTNJ’s 2018 convention resolved to advocate for environmentally-friendly measures to increase use of public transportation in the Garden State. The committee is now forming and chair Dan Aronson, economics professor from Raritan Valley Community College-AFT, is looking for members to get involved.
Aronson has been actively researching and writing about the potential for common ground between progressives and conservatives on labor and environmental issues.
Here is a short video of Aronson at the People’s Climate March in 2014 talking about the need for New Jersey to return to promoting sustainable energy measures.
The union movement is actively involved in efforts to protect the environment including the Blue Green Alliance , which strives to unites America’s largest labor unions and its most influential environmental organizations to solve environmental challenges in ways that create and maintain quality jobs and build a stronger, fairer economy.
To join the New Jersey effort, email Krista Sweeney at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 732-661-9393 and ask to be put on the notification list for upcoming meetings.