Trade Unions for Energy Democracy (TUED) is a global network of trade unions and close allies committed to advancing and defending public ownership of energy, which is essential to achieving an ambitious, socially just, and economy-wide transition to a sustainable future. Established in 2013, TUED brings together unions from all sectors and all regions, in order to bring the technical knowledge and political weight of organized labor to bear on the urgent struggle for solutions to the climate emergency, extractivism and pollution of all kinds.
TUED has earned the reputation as a “thought leader” in challenging familiar but often flawed assumptions about what is happening with global energy and emissions, and what is necessary to bring about the speed and scale of change required to limit dangerous climate impacts. Grounded in its founding “Resist, Reclaim, Restructure” framework, TUED’s work advances the struggle for radically ambitious and technically credible policy solutions to the climate emergency. TUED events have brought together union leaders and activists from around the world, including key movement figures like Bill McKibben, Naomi Klein, James Hansen, Jeremy Corbyn, and others.
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