Mindy Isser

Mindy Isser

Mindy Isser works in the labor movement and lives in Philadelphia.

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"If envi­ron­men­tal­ists are tru­ly con­cerned about off­set­ting car­bon foot­prints and grow­ing the renew­able sec­tor, they’ll have to fight for gov­ern­ment inter­ven­tion," writes Isser, "and to do so suc­cess­ful­ly, they’ll need unions on their side." (Photo: Shutterstock) Views
Tuesday, September 08, 2020
Why Every Job in the Renewable Energy Industry Must Be a Union Job
The renew­able ener­gy indus­try in the Unit­ed States is boom­ing. Pri­or to the start of the Covid-19 pan­dem­ic, which has put mil­lions out of work, over 3 mil­lion peo­ple worked in clean ener­gy—far more than those who worked in the fos­sil fuel indus­try. And though the decline of fos­sil...
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American Federation of Teachers president Randi Weingarten greets a crowd of striking teachers in Grand Park on January 22, 2019 in downtown Los Angeles, California. (Photo: Scott Heins/Getty Images)   Views
Tuesday, August 11, 2020
The Green New Deal Just Won a Major Union Endorsement. What’s Stopping the AFL-CIO?
The American Federation of Teachers (AFT), the second largest teachers’ union in the country, passed a resolution in support of the Green New Deal at its biennial convention at the end of July. The Green New Deal, federal legislation introduced in early 2019, would create a living-wage job for...
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A homeless encampment nestled in a park at 22nd Street and The Benjamen Franklin Park Way brings to light the need for housing, healthcare, food security, and community, connecting them to the defund the police and Black Lives Matter movements in Philadelphia on July 5, 2020. (Photo: Cory Clark/NurPhoto via Getty Images)  Views
Sunday, July 26, 2020
Single Mothers and Their Children Are Taking Over Abandoned Public Buildings
In Philadelphia, single mothers and their children have moved into abandoned, publicly owned buildings, in the most significant housing take over in the country—at a time when millions have lost their jobs and the country is on the brink of another housing crisis. Jennifer Bennetch has helped place...
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Philadelphia Energy Solutions Views
Saturday, January 11, 2020
Climate Activists Can't Afford to Ignore Labor. A Shuttered Refinery in Philly Shows Why
In the early morning hours of June 21, 2019, a catastrophic explosion tore through the Philadelphia Energy Solutions (PES) oil refinery in the southwest section of Philadelphia.
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