Trade Unions for Energy Democracy – October Bulletin – US Labor and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)

Bulletin 51 – October 14, 2016
US Labor and the Dakota Access Pipeline (DAPL)
US Unions’ Rising Opposition to the
Dakota Access Pipeline
Pro-pipeline Building Trades leader warns AFL-CIO, “this has once again hastened a very real split in the labor movement.”

Dramatic video: Native-led protest pepper-sprayed and attacked by dogs

Unions Statements For and Against the Pipeline

FAQ and background on DAPL

PODCAST: New York State Nurses Association president Judy Gonzales with Standing Rock Sioux. More pictures

Eyewitness Dakota: Standing with a Native Led Movement Against Extreme Energy Irene Shen reports for TUED

Commentary and Analysis:

Standing Rock Solid with the Frackers: Are the Trades Putting Labor’s Head in the Gas Oven? Sean Sweeney, TUED and New Labor ForumDakota Access Pipeline and the Future of US Labor Jeremy Brecher, Labor Network for Sustainability

Recalculating the Climate Math Bill McKibben, New Republic

More documents on Unions and DAPL:

Letter from North American Building Trades Unions (NABTU) to AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka (Sept 14, 2016)

AFL-CIO Statement (Sept 15, 2016): Dakota Access Pipeline Provides High Quality Jobs

National Nurses United stand with tribes (Sept 14, 2016)

Online Petition Urging AFL-CIO to Reverse its Support for DAPL

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