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Title: Union members discuss strategies to save the planet
Union members discuss strategies to save the planet
By Barb Kucera, Workday Minnesota editor
21 January 2007
ST. PAUL - Saying the future of the planet is at stake, union members and friends gathered at a Labor & Sustainability Conference to discuss strategies to address the climate crisis and promote healthy development.

Organizers included members of United Auto Workers Local 879 who will soon lose their jobs when Ford Motor Co. shuts down its Ranger truck plant in St. Paul. The plant, which is run on hydroelectric power from the Mississippi River, is one of the few "green" manufacturing facilities in the nation.

The rest of the story:
http://www.workdayminnesota.org/index.php?news_6_2856

Check out interviews with labor leaders on the GreenMachinesTour.org or on youtube:
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=qYHEteIySxw&eurl=

Take Action:
http://www.democracyinaction.org/dia/organizationsORG/ecocenter/campaign.jsp?campaign_KEY=6489&t=GreenTemplate.dwt

Jeff
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