30 September 2019

Collin Rees, collin [at]
Benjamin Smith, ben.smith [at]
Erin Jensen, ejensen [at]

Environmental organizations support striking United Autoworkers (UAW), urge General Motors to agree to a fair contract

WASHINGTON, DC — A coalition of environmental organizations today sent a letter to Mary Barra, Chief Executive Officer of General Motors, expressing solidarity with the nearly 50,000 autoworkers striking against the corporation. The coalition urged Ms. Barra to agree to a fair contract for the workers.

“Corporate greed is the ultimate cause of our combined economic and environmental crises,” the letter reads. “As environmentalists, we support the United Autoworkers in their fight for good, family-sustaining jobs. Climate change and other environmental problems cannot be solved without investing in workers and supporting strong union contracts.”

Click here to read a full copy of the letter.


Full list of organizations signing onto the joint letter: 

  • ActionAid USA
  • Beyond Extreme Energy
  • BOLD Alliance
  • Bronx Climate Justice North
  • Center for Biological Diversity
  • Clean Air: Organizing for Health and Justice
  • Climate Hawks Vote
  • Earth Ethics, Inc.
  • Endangered Species Coalition
  • Faithful America
  • Food & Water Action
  • Fridays for Future Cuba
  • Friends of the Earth
  • Green For All
  • GreenFaith
  • Greenpeace USA
  • Hip Hop Caucus
  • Institute for Policy Studies
  • Labor Network for Sustainability
  • The Leap
  • Marcellus Outreach Butler
  • Montana Environmental Information Center
  • NC Alliance to Protect Our People and the Places We Live
  • North Bronx Racial Justice
  • Nuclear Information and Resource Service
  • Oil Change International
  • The People’s Justice Council
  • Physicians for Social Responsibility
  • Popular Resistance
  • Public Citizen
  • Rainforest Action Network
  • Safe Climate Campaign
  • Sierra Club
  • Sunrise Movement
  • TriLakes
  • 198 Methods
  • 350 Colorado
  • 350 Conejo / San Fernando Valley
  • 350 CT
  • 350 Dallas
  • 350 Eugene
  • 350 New Hampshire Action
  • 350 Philly
  • 350 Wenatchee