CWA Next Generation Stands with Global Climate Protesters

The Communications Workers of America's Next Generation program stands in solidarity with young people all over the world, who on September 20th will walk out of their classes, their jobs, and their homes in a global protest for climate justice and a sustainable economy that works for everyone.

On September 20th, working people in more than 100 countries will take action in support of the youth-led global climate strikes to demand real and immediate action in response to the climate crisis and hold fossil fuel companies accountable for the destruction of our planet.

"We're proud to support the climate strikes. It's way past time for us to demand genuine solutions to a crisis that's already wreaking havoc for so many people around the world, whether it's in the form of extreme weather such as Hurricane Dorian or increased risk to workers from heat-related illnesses or critically endangered infrastructure in our communities," said Next Gen Lead Activist Amanda Bratcher.

"I'm so inspired by the young people leading this movement," said CWA Vice President Lisa Bolton, who directs the CWA Next Generation program. "They understand in the most immediate sense that this is an emergency with profound implications for the future. They are on the front lines of this fight, and we are proud to support them in any way we can."

Hundreds of actions will take place across the United States on September 20 and during the following week. To find a  protest in your area, click here and enter your zip code.

CWA District 1 Vice President Dennis Trainor is urging members in New York to join the Labor Network for Sustainability and the People's Climate Movement at a rally in Foley Square in New York City at 12 noon and in Niagara Square in Buffalo at 2pm on September 20.