Labour & the environment

Background paper • Briefing note

Apollo (USA)

Photo by Francis Vorhies

IGOs • NGOs • WILL 2006

The Apollo Alliance for Good Jobs and Clean Energy

A unique nationwide-programme in the USA promoting decent job creation through environmentally-responsible self-sufficiency in energy.

New energy for America: The Apollo jobs report

Executive summary

"The Apollo Alliance provides a message of optimism and hope, framed around rejuvenating our nationís economy by creating the next generation of American industrial jobs and treating clean energy as an economic and security mandate to rebuild America."

"The mission of the Apollo Alliance is to build a broad-based constituency in support of a sustainable and clean energy economy that will create millions of good jobs for the nation, reduce our dependence on foreign oil, and create cleaner and healthier communities. Through policy alternatives, organizing, and on the ground results in states and cities across the nation, we are demonstrating that a social just, environmentally balanced and economically prosperous future is attainable."

The Apollo Alliance (as of May 2006) has been endorsed by the following labor unions:

  • AFL-CIO Industrial Union Council (IUC)
  • AFL-CIO Building and Construction Trades Dept
  • National Heavy and Highway Alliance
  • Amalgamated Transit Union (ATU)
  • American Federation of State, County, and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)
  • Bakery, Confectionary, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers Intl. Union (BCTGM)
  • Boilermakers Union (IBB)
  • California Labor Federation
  • Graphic Communications Industrial Union (GCIU)
  • Hawaii AFL-CIO
  • Illinois AFL-CIO
  • Indiana AFL-CIO
  • International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers (IAM)
  • International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW)
  • International Brotherhood of Teamsters (IBT)
  • International Union of Electrical Workers (IUE-CWA)
  • King County Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Laborers' International Union of North America (LIUNA)
  • Metropolitan Detroit, AFL-CIO
  • Michigan AFL-CIO
  • Minnesota AFL-CIO
  • Oregon AFL-CIO
  • Paper and Allied Chemical Employees (PACE)
  • Pennsylvania AFL-CIO
  • Service Employees International Union (SEIU)
  • Sheet Metal Workers International Association (SMWIA)
  • Transportation Workers Union (TWU)
  • United Automobile and Aerospace Workers (UAW)
  • United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW)
  • United Mine Workers of America (UMWA)
  • UNITE!
  • United Steel Workers of America (USWA)
  • Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO
  • Wisconsin AFL-CIO