Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Intersection of Energy Justice and Labor/Workforce Issues – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council

Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series: Intersection of Energy Justice and Labor/Workforce Issues – Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council

Event sponsored by Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ), Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY)
Event time
Monday, March 7, 2022 - 2:30pm
Location
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As part of the Spring 2022 Yale Energy Justice Speaker Series hosted by the Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY), join us Monday, March 7 at 2:30 pm - 3:30 pm EST for a lecture by Vincent Alvarez, President of the New York City Central Labor Council, titled “Intersection of Energy Justice and Labor/Workforce Issues”. Related readings for this talk are available below. Register here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDGme6PBRRCPRhdQ9Py01Q.
 
Vincent Alvarez was elected as the NYCCLC’s first full-time President and first Latino President in 2011, and was re-elected in 2015 and 2019. He had previously served as Assistant Legislative Director of the NYS AFL-CIO, spearheading various worker-related policy initiatives throughout the state. From 2007-2009, Vinny was Assistant to the Executive Director and then Chief of Staff of the NYCCLC. 
 
A member of the International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers (IBEW) since 1990, Vinny began his career with IBEW Local 3 in Flushing, New York, serving on numerous political campaigns, grassroots initiatives, and negotiating committees. During this time, he also coordinated hundreds of labor mobilization and campaign events on behalf of the NYCCLC’s affiliates and was the lead organizer and Marshal of the NYC Labor Day Parade, the nation’s oldest and largest worker parade. 
 
Vinny is a Class C Director of the Federal Reserve Bank of New York; Board Chair of the Robert F. Wagner Labor Archives at New York University; a Vice President of the Consortium for Worker Education; a Principal Officer of Climate Jobs NY; a Board Member of the Greater New York Councils, Boy Scouts of America; a Board Member of the New York Building Congress; and a Board Member of the Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition. He serves on the national AFL-CIO State Federation and Central Labor Council Advisory Board as well as on the Advisory Board of the CUNY School of Labor and Urban Studies. He is also a member of Cornell University’s Worker Institute Advisory Council and the NYC Comptroller’s Advisory Council on Economic Growth through Diversity and Inclusion. Vinny is a graduate of the State University of New York at Oneonta, where he majored in business economics. 
 
Readings:
The Yale Center for Environmental Justice (YCEJ) and the Yale Center for Business and the Environment (CBEY) are joining forces in an effort to raise awareness on energy justice and bring the voices of experts in the field to the public. Join us on Mondays at 2:30 pm EST for this public speaker series exploring the multifaceted and exciting role of justice in the clean energy transition! Register for all or part of the series here: https://yale.zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_CDGme6PBRRCPRhdQ9Py01Q.