The Green Justice Coalition (GJC) is a partnership of community-based building groups and labor organizations, growing the power of working-class people and people of color in the Greater Boston area and beyond. 

Together, we run strategic campaigns to achieve environmental and economic justice and a just transition to a sustainable economy.

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OUR WORK

Project Labor Agreements Now for Massachusetts (PLAN for Mass)

GJC is fighting to make sure Massachusetts builds the infrastructure we need to advance environmental and climate justice while also creating great career pathways for marginalized communities. We can do so by ensuring our public infrastructure projects are built with Project Labor Agreements (PLAs), which contractually support women and people of color entering careers in building trades unions and apprenticeship programs.

Community Microgrids

Since 2016, Green Justice Coalition (GJC) members Clean Water Action, GreenRoots Inc., and the Chinese Progressive Association have worked alongside Resilient Urban Neighborhoods (RUN) to bring microgrids to Chelsea and Boston’s Chinatown. RUN collaborates with the clean energy technical organizations Climable.org, Clean Energy Solutions, Inc., Peregrine Energy Group, and Synapse Energy Economics. Driven by community involvement, investment, and local government support, these microgrids will have lasting, positive effects on residents and economies. The team believes that this work will not just provide a layer of energy independence but also bring residents together.

Recent Posts

As Beacon Hill shows overwhelming bipartisan support for Project Labor Agreements, new report demonstrates how PLAs can transform Massachusetts’ infrastructure and workforce

On the heels of a 150-2 vote by the Massachusetts House of Representatives approving legislation that would ensure Project Labor Agreements (PLAs) expedite critical green infrastructure, equity, and family-sustaining careers, a comprehensive new report released today underscores their value.

Unions Rally Behind House Push For PLA Law

Sam Doran Jun 26, 2024  Group Urges Reps To Strip Language They Say Will Hurt Non-Union Businesses In Their Districts  STATE HOUSE, BOSTON, JUNE 26, 2024…..Firing themselves up with explicit chants,hundreds of union members crowded the front of the state capitol Wednesday to celebrate theimpending advancement of project labor agreement legislation in the House on Thursday.…

‘We still can’t breathe’: Advocates call for relief from air pollution

For decades, Roxbury native Mela Bush-Miles has advocated for clean air and adequate public transportation in a city where the two are inextricably linked. Her campaign is a personal one, she said, as she fights to protect the now fifth-generation of her family affected by air pollution. Bush-Miles says she raised three children who struggled…

Our Campaigns

Green Justice Leadership Team

Dwaign Tyndal, Alternatives for Community & Environment

Hessann Farooqi, Boston Climate Action Network

Nancy Luc, Building Pathways

Karen Chen, Chinese Progressive Association

Cindy Luppi and Vernon Walker, Clean Water Action

Ziquelle Smalls and Lisa Clauson, Community Labor United

Brian Doherty, Greater Boston Building Trades Unions

Chaton Green, Greater Boston Building Trades Unions

Darlene Lombos and Rachael Running, Greater Boston Labor Council

Renee Dozier, Local 103 IBEW

Dálida Rocha and Miles Gresham, Neighbor to Neighbor

Noemi Ramos and Angel Howell, New England United for Justice

Shamaiah Turner, Sheet Metal Workers Local 17

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“We want clean air, so our kids can breathe without inhalers. We want clean land and water, so we can safely eat the food we grow and fish we catch. And we want responsible businesses that bring good, clean jobs to our communities.” 

          –Neighbor to Neighbor Massachusetts