Annual Convention

On May 10, 2019 Metro held our annual convention at the Teamsters Local 237 hall. We presented our Communicators of the Year award to the Portside Labor collective. Portside Labor has been a vital resource for the labor community.

Climate Chaos: Labor’s Duty.
“There are no jobs on a dead planet.”
The morning began with a panel discussion about labor and climate justice. Panelists talked about issues around the Green New Deal and how labor can help promote the transition to a carbon neutral economy with good union jobs.

Panelists included:
Jessica Ramos, NY State Senator
Lara Skinner, Cornell ILR Worker Institute – Moderator
Sean Sweeney, CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies, the Murphy Institute
James Slevin, President, UWUA Local 1-2
Todd Vachon, Labor Network for Sustainability

Hope to see everyone next year!