By Doug Cunningham
The AFL-CIO says "Pulling out of the Paris climate agreement is a decision to abandon a cleaner future powered by good jobs." AFL-CIO President Rich Trumka says it's a failure of American leadership.
SEIU President Mary Kay Henry says Trump's decision to take the U.S. out of the Paris climate accord won't atop working Americans from pushing for progress on climate change. Henry said “By withdrawing from the Paris Climate Agreement, President Trump and his self-interested political allies are killing the creation of new industries and jobs that could give communities the boost they need to thrive in favor of corporate polluters who want to pad their bottom line on the health of our communities.
United Steelworkers President Leo Gerard says “President Trump’s decision to withdraw from the Paris Agreement is an inexcusable blow to the U.S. economy...Withdrawing from this non-binding agreement further cedes our strength in this sector to China, and signals to domestic innovators and manufacturers that the United States will not support them."