Marc Lefkowitz | 02/06/08 @ 2:05pm
The Blue-Green Alliance, a national effort headed by the United Steel Workers and the Sierra Club, wants to flex some organizing muscle in Ohio to create thousands of "green collar" jobs here.
BGA plans to make renewable energy the centerpiece of a campaign to "reindustrialize Cleveland," says Harriet Applegate, head of the Northshore Federation of Labor (the old AFL-CIO). "Building and maintaining a wind farm on Lake Erie would lead to thousands of high paying union jobs. It would be like a WPA (Works Progress Administration) for Cleveland."