2021 CLIMATE JOBS SUMMIT

September 21, 2021

Henry Garrido

Executive Director of District Council 37,

Cynthia Phinney

member of IBEW 1837

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Mijin Cha

Assistant Professor, Urban and Environmental Policy Dept. at Occidental College

Rhiana Gunn-Wright

Director of Climate Policy,  Roosevelt Institute

Senator Chuck Schumer

U.S. Senator, NY

THE AGENDA

9:30 AM

Welcome, Purpose, and Review of the Day

Opening Lightning Round: Messages from Labor and Allies on How to Ensure Good Jobs In CleanEnergy Industries

Video: Labor is Leading: Building the Climate Jobs Movement Now

10:15 AM

Ali Zaidi, Deputy White House National Climate Advisor

10:30 AM

Panel Discussion: American Jobs Plan: Impact & Opportunities for Clean Energy and Good Jobs

THE TICKETS

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THE VENUE

All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

THE SPONSORS

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All talks will be held at the Granville headquarters at Madison 36th, New York City.

SPEAKERS


John Podesta

Founder and Chair, Board of Directors for the Center for American Progress

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Ali A. Zaidi

Deputy White House National Climate Advisor

BIO

Xiye Bastida

Climate Justice Activist Based in Mexico/New York City

Antha Williams

Environment Program, Bloomberg Philanthropies

Kyle Bragg

President, 32BJ SEIU

BIO

Lara Skinner

Director, Labor Leading on Climate Initiative, Worker Institute at Cornell University ILR School

BIO

Marilyn Brown

Director, Georgia Tech, Climate and Energy Policy Laboratory

BIO

Break 

12:00 PM

12:15 PM

Panel Discussion: Equity and Good Jobs in a Clean Economy: State Strategies for Winning LaborStandards and Equity in Opportunity

1:45 PM

Two Concurrent Panel Discussions:

Building Carbon Free and Healthy Schools

Building a Robust, Equitable Offshore Wind Industry in the U.S.


 

315 PM

Secretary Marty Walsh, U.S. Department of Labor

4:00 PM

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Vincent Alvarez

President, New York City Central Labor Council, AFL-CIO, Climate Jobs New York

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Organizing Sponsors

9:00 AM - 6:00 PM

James Slevin

National President, Utility Workers Union of America, AFL-CIO

John Cartwright

President, Toronto/York Region Labour Council (retired)

BIO

John Samuelsen

TWU International President

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Nikki Budzinski

Advisor, Climate Jobs National Resource Center

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Eddie Bautista

Executive Director, NYC Environmental Justice Alliance

Sharan Burrow

General Secretary, International Trade Union Confederation

Elizabeth Bunn

Former Director, Organizing Department for the AFL-CIO

Montserrat Garibay 

Secretary-Treasurer, Texas AFL-CIO

Matt Schlobohm

Executive Director of the Maine AFL-CIO

Michael Yee

Director, Educational and Cultural Trust Fund of the Electrical Industry

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Doreen Harris

President and Chief Executive Officer, NY Energy Research and Development Authority (NYSERDA)

BIO

Rick Levy

President, Texas AFL-CIO

Henry Garrido 

Executive Director, District Council 37

Alex Laskey

Founder and Executive Chair,  Rewiring America

Mike Fishman 

President and Executive Director, Climate Jobs National Resource Center

BIO

Lee Smith

Managing Member, American Solar Partners (ASP)

BIO

John Harrity

Board Chair, CT State Council of Machinists

Beth Cheverie

Market Expansion Coordinator, New York State Laborers-Employers Cooperation and Education Trust Fund

Roger Clayman

Executive Director, Long Island Federation of Labor, AFL-CIO

Melissa Shetler

Executive Director, Pathways to Apprenticeship

BIO

Alana Dave

Urban Transport Director, International Transport Workers Federation

Gary LaBarbera

President, Building and Construction Trades Council of Greater New York and New York State Building and Construction Trades Council, Climate Jobs New York

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William Lynn

Local 30 Business Manager, Financial Secretary and Vice President, International Union of Operating Engineers

Cynthia Phinney

President of the Maine AFL-CIO

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John Samuelsen

President, TWU International

Candis Tolliver

Political Director, 32BJ SEIU

Micah Mitrosky

Environmental Organizer, IBEW Local 569

Larry Williams, Jr.

Labor and Coal Coordinator, Economic Justice Program, Sierra Club

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Edwin Lopez

Executive Secretary, New York Electrical Contractors Association

Gina McCarthy

President and CEO, NRDC

Samantha Smith

Director, Just Transition Centre

Nella Pineda-Marcon

Registered Nurse and Board Member, New York State Nurses Association

Julia Bovey

Director, External Affairs, Equinor Wind US 

Christopher Erikson

Business Manager, Local Union No. 3 IBEW

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Elizabeth Yeampierre

Executive Director, UPROSE and Co-Chair, Climate Justice Alliance

Liz Shuler

President, AFL-CIO

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9:30 AM - 4 PM

Becky Pringle

President, National Education Association

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Chris Shelton

President, Communications Workers of America

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Aliya Haq

Vice President, U.S. Policy and Advocacy, Breakthrough Energy

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Eric Hines

Professor, Tufts University School of Civil and Environmental Engineering

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Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

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James Williams

General Vice President At Large/Organizing, Intel Union of Painters & Allied Trades

Hae-Lin Choi

New York State Political Director, Communications Workers of America, District 1

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Aziz Dehkan

Executive Director and Lead Organizer, Connecticut Roundtable on Climate and Jobs

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Priscilla De La Cruz

Senior Director of Government Affairs at Audubon Society of Rhode Island, President of the Environment Council of Rhode Island, Climate Jobs Illinois

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Pat Devaney

Secretary-Treasurer, Illinois AFL-CIO, Climate Jobs Illinois

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Michael Sabitoni

Business Manager/Secretary-Treasurer Rhode Island Laborers District Council, Rhode Island Climate Jobs Coalition

BIO

John Doherty

Special Assistant to the General President at International Union of Painters and Allied Trades

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Maulian Dana

Penobscot Nation, Tribal Ambassador 

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Grant Provost

Business Agent, Iron Workers Local 7 (IW)

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Amanda Lefton

Director at Bureau of Ocean Energy Management (BOEM)

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Please join us for our second annual virtual Climate Jobs Summit on Tuesday, September 21, 2021.

This year’s Climate Jobs Summit, happening during Climate Week NYC, will convene climate jobs coalitions, labor leaders, union climate activists, environmental and environmental justice advocates, clean-energy developers, policymakers, scientists, and allies in our shared mission to build an equitable renewable energy economy powered by good union jobs.

With speakers and participants from the labor and climate movements, the Summit presents a unique opportunity to dismantle the false “climate versus jobs” narrative and rally critical support for investment in infrastructure, jobs, and tackling climate change among labor leaders, climate advocates, and progressive thought leaders.

Throughout the Summit, we will emphasize the urgency of taking action to lift up America’s working families through bold climate investments that create millions of family-sustaining union careers.


The Summit is sponsored by the Climate Jobs National Resource Center (CJNRC), the CJNRC Action Fund, Climate Jobs New York (CJNY), the CJNY Education Fund, and the Worker Institute and the Lois Gray Labor Innovation Initiative at Cornell University’s ILR School.

Marty Walsh

United States Secretary of Labor

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Ali A. Zaidi

Deputy White House National Climate Advisor

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and more!

Randi Weingarten

President, American Federation of Teachers

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David Langlais

Business Manager, Iron Workers Local 37

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Gina Walsh

Deputy Director of Heat and Frost Insulators and Signatory Contractors Labor Management Cooperative Trust, Climate Jobs Illinois Executive Board

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Seanelle Leesang

Science Teacher, IS 68 in Brooklyn, United Federation of Teachers (UFT)

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Eric Dean

General President
International Association of Bridge, Structural, Ornamental & Reinforcing Iron Workers

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Lily Gardner

Sunrise Movement

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340 PM

Liz Shuler, President, AFL-CIO

Closing and Call to Action

350 PM

Joseph Bryant

President, Service Employees International Union, Local 1021 (SEIU)

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Justin Thompson

Senior Policy Analyst, National Education Association (NEA)

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Anil Singh

2021 NYC public schools graduate, Sunrise Movement member

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JP Patafio

Bus Operator/VP Transportation Workers Union Local 100 (TWU) & Climate Jobs NY

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