[Excerpt] Combining traditional union political clout and job-site actions with intervention in the building and environmental permit process, the Job & Community Protection Program has already had a significant impact on preserving both union jobs and environmental quality in California. But more than that, this unusual alliance establishes the potential of union-initiated coalitions to resist the corporate and developer blackmail that has been so successful elsewhere in pitting various community interests against each other.
"California Pipe Trades Protecting the Enviroment,"
Labor Research Review: Vol. 1
, Article 3.
Available at: http://digitalcommons.ilr.cornell.edu/lrr/vol1/iss12/3