Where jobs & the environment meet   ·   June 6, 2016, Cleveland, OH
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Thank you for a great Conference!

Thank you for a great Conference!

The 2014 Good Jobs, Green Jobs Conference was a great success and we wanted to say thank you to all who came and made this it an incredible event. The effort to Repair America is growing stronger every day, and we hope you will bring home new ideas and a new energy to help make this happen.

The highlights from the Conference are numerous and include speeches by EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, AFL-CIO President Richard Trumka, U.S. Senators Jeff Merkley and Amy Klobuchar, Congresswoman Donna Edwards. Over two days, hundreds of business, labor, environmental and civic leaders also took part in over 50 workshops focused on repairing America to both address climate change and create family-sustaining jobs for workers in every part of the country. 


In the first Plenary Session on Day One of the Conference, United Steelworkers International President Leo W. Gerard and BlueGreen Alliance Foundation President David Foster kicked off the morning. Speakers included Sen. Amy Klobuchar of Minnesota and a panel on the infrastructure needs of our nation.

Day One's afternoon session featured EPA Administrator Gina McCarthy, Congresswoman Donna Edwards, and a panel on repairing America to build a strong economic and environmental foundation for our nation.

Day Two featured U.S. Senator Jeff Merkley of Oregon, Congressman Keith Ellison of Minnesota, Dr. Beverley Wright from the Deep South Center for Environmental Justice, National Wildlife Federation President and CEO Larry Schweiger, and a panel featuring experts on U.S. trade policy and what "fast-track" is and how it would impact our economy and environment.


Also, we want to acknowledge our Conveners for getting the word out.

Finally, we want to thank the Sponsors of the Conference. Registration makes up only a fraction of what’s needed to make this happen, and our sponsors are vital to making Good Jobs, Green Jobs a reality. Our Sponsors include:

Alcoa ♦ Sierra Club ♦ United Steelworkers ♦ BlueGreen Alliance ♦ BlueGreen Alliance Foundation

Alliance for American Manufacturing ♦ Corning, Incorporated ♦ EVRAZ ♦ General Motors ♦ UPS

American Federation of Teachers ♦ ArcelorMittal ♦ ATI ♦ AT&T ♦ Amalgamated Transit Union ♦ Communications Workers of America ♦ Goodyear ♦ International Paper ♦ IUE-CWA ♦ Natural Resources Defense Council ♦ National Wildlife Federation ♦ SCA Paper ♦ Service Employees International Union ♦ International Association of Sheet Metal, Air, Rail, and Transportation Workers (SMART) ♦ Union of Concerned Scientists United Association ♦ United Auto Workers ♦ United Food & Commercial Workers ♦ U.S. Steel ♦ Utility Workers Union of America

Ascella Health ♦ Domtar ♦ Environmental Defense Fund ♦ PCA Paper ♦ Philadelphia Energy Solutions

Dana Holding Corporation ♦ iPoint ♦ Kaiser Aluminum ♦ Mohawk Paper ♦ Lear Corporation ♦ Pear Energy ♦ Phillips Lighting ♦ Resolute Forest Products ♦ United Steelworkers District 11 ♦ U.S. Corrugated

AK Steel ♦ Amalgamated Bank ♦ American Bus Association ♦ Drexel University Online ♦ Emerald Cities Collaborative ♦ Kapstone Paper ♦ UnionJobs.com