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  • Author:
    Brian Mayer
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Brian Mayer has written a thoughtful, important book about the problems and possibilities of building a broad-based public health movement.

Brian Mayer has written a thoughtful, important book about the problems and possibilities of building a broad-based public health movement. Through three case studies of grassroots coalitions, Mayer develops an argument that health is an effective cross-movement framing strategy.

Ithaca, NY: ILR Press and Cornell University Press, 2009. Do you want to read the rest of this article? Request full-text.

Ithaca, NY: ILR Press and Cornell University Press, 2009

Ithaca, NY: ILR Press and Cornell University Press, 2009. When do labor-environmental coalitions emerge and endure? In a period when headlines are dominated by economic recession, unemployment, and oil spills, the focus of Brian Mayer's book takes on practical urgency. The question is theoretically intriguing as well.

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But most of all it reminds us why each of us must stand with the whistle-blowers and the ordinary heroes that are among us, in the workplace, in government, and in our communities, and, if given the opportunity, become ordinary heroes. The risks are great, but the costs of not standing up and not speaking out are even greater.

In Blue-Green Coalitions, Brian Mayer answers these questions by focusing on the role that health-related issues have played in creating a. .Workers are on the front line of the fight for safe workplaces and healthy communities

In Blue-Green Coalitions, Brian Mayer answers these questions by focusing on the role that health-related issues have played in creating a common ground between the two groups. Workers are on the front line of the fight for safe workplaces and healthy communities. All too often, though, they are forgotten as environmental and community activists gather allies and build alliances and coalitions to challenge toxic exposures.

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Green’ Taxes: An Analysis of Climate Policy Effectiveness. It is believed that carbon dioxide emissions into the atmosphere are mainly regulated by ‘direct’ economic instruments - the carbon tax and the Emissions Trading System (ETS). However, a comparative analysis has shown that ‘indirect’ instruments, such as excise taxes on motor fuel and other energy taxes, did not yield any lesser impact than their ‘direct’ counterparts, and, over time, were even more effective.

Blue-green coalitions: fighting for safe workplaces and healthy communities. Psychological responses and resilience of people and communities impacted by the deepwater horizon oil spill. JG Morris Jr, LM Grattan, BM Mayer, JK Blackburn. Transactions of the American Clinical and Climatological Association 124, 191, 2013. CrossMovement Coalition Formation: Bridging the LaborEnvironment Divide. Sociological Inquiry 79 (2), 219-239, 2009. Corburn, Jason Street Science Community Knowledge and Environmental Health Justice Susan Cutter. Cornell University Press. 4 McCormick, Sabrina. Mobilizing Science: Movements, Participation, and the Remaking of Knowledge 2009, Temple University Press. Protest and Political Opportunities. Mies, Maria and Vandana Shiva Ecofeminism 2014 Zed Books. Polletta, Francesca and James Jasper. Hazards, Vulnerability and Environmental Justice. London: Earthscan, 2006.

This blue-green coalition, the New Jersey Work Environment Council, has existed since the 1980s and has continuously led the fight for safer workplaces and a cleaner environment by building bridges between labor groups and environmental activists. Download full-text PDF. Source.

What do unions and environmental groups have to gain by working together and how do they overcome their differences? In Blue-Green Coalitions, Brian Mayer answers these questions by focusing on the role that health-related issues have played in creating a common ground between the two groups. By recognizing that the same toxics that cause workplace hazards escape into surrounding communities and the environment, workers and environmentalists are able to collaborate for the protection of all.

Mayer examines three contemporary cases of successful labor-environmental alliances to demonstrate how health and safety issues are used to create durable and politically influential social movement coalitions:

•Alliance for a Healthy Tomorrow, a coalition of environmental, labor, community, and public health organizations in Massachusetts that has developed a successful prevention-based approach to safe workplaces and a clean environment;

•the Work Environment Council in New Jersey, which succeeded in passing the first statewide right-to-know law and concentrates on protecting citizens from the dangerous toxics generated by the state's chemical industries;

•the Silicon Valley Toxics Coalition, an organization that began in the 1980s fighting hazardous high-tech practices that were affecting the Valley residents and the high-tech industry's largely immigrant workforce.

In Mayer's ethnographic accounts of the challenging work of bringing these blue-green coalitions together, it becomes clear that stereotypes about environmentalists and workers are largely irrelevant when thinking about who is at risk of exposure to dangerous toxic substances. Both movements share a common concern for protecting their members' health from toxic hazards that are by-products of the modern industrial economy.