Global Climate Strike

As the next global climate strike wave build through 2019, tens of millions - maybe more - will lay down our daily work in a global exercise of economic power to shift to a new society. 

History occasionally repeats and often rhymes, but in rare moments history produces a new line of social action altogether. The climate strikes signal a break from the past.

To make that break, our strategy calls us all to confront necessity. We must actually do the thing we say we are doing. We must do the thing we say must be done. We must strike.

This requires greater clarity, strike discipline, formal organizational and union participation, and connection between our strike actions and and our common goals. We need to build strike capacity. To achieve that capacity, we will take the following steps:

  1. Climate Strike Resolutions. We will bring our unions and organizations into the climate strike process by adopting climate strike resolutions (for a model resolution, click here). We will register those resolutions with ClimateStrike.org. And then we will prepare to participate in the next steps.

  2. Global Climate Strike Organizing Committee. Once at least 200 unions and organizations have registered their climate strike resolutions, we will join together to form a Global Climate Strike Organizing Committee. The job of this organizing committee and its working groups will be to support the next climate strike waves and to organize a much larger, internally democratic, and truly global, general strike committee.  

  3. General Strike Committee. Once at least 1000 unions and organizations have registered their resolve to strike, we will convene a new, independent global general strike committee to oversee timing, coordination, and mutual aid.

As this organizing process moves forward, we expect there will be new waves of climate action. The global climate strike process began in 2014 in the leadup to the People's Climate Convergence in New York City. Since then, many different groups and individuals have stepped forward and provided leadership.

There have been and will be multiple paths forward as the world's people come together to enact the system change we desperately need and deserve. The strategy of building a deliberate strike process is one designed to increase coordination, accountability, and our collective economic power. 

Join us. Get your union or organization to adopt a climate strike resolution and become a part of the process.