December 14, 2023
UE organizer Ryan Calbreath spoke about the Green Locomotive Project at the International Labor Communications Association (ILCA)’s bi-annual convention at the end of November. Calbreath was part of a panel on messaging to the labor and environmental movements about climate change, hosted by ILCA Vice President Howard Kling, the Retired Director of the University of Minnesota’s Labor Education Service.
Calbreath shared the origins of the Green Locomotive Project, explaining its goal of providing job security for UE members building locomotive engines at Wabtec. In addition, the UE rail crew drivers fighting for the reduction of fossil fuel use in rail yards want to protect their own health and the health of their families.