Do Working-class People Really Care About Climate Change? With Nicole González

Tuesday, May 7, 2024

This week on the show we are joined by  Nicole Kleinheisterkamp-González  a PHD candidate at Syracuse University in New York state. Nicole's research is to bring the analysis of Labour and union organising into geography. Her field work has taken her to working in coal mines and car plants to understand the lives of workers in the US and Germany,  and how their political formations are changing with the pressures of climate change.

Can workers from carbon heavy industries be the frontline in the just transition? is our idea of who workers are wrong? Why are workers turning to the right? Can the climate movement and workers come together to save the planet?


Nicole's research paper

Shout Outs

Support those affected by devastating wild fires in Chile

Fondo Nacional de Reconstrucción

United Auto Workers Union (UAW)in the USA