We have been confronted with a compelling dilemma whereby a website popped uphttp://jobsforthe99.com/, claiming that the Keystone XL pipeline is an immediate antidote for the current jobs crisis. The following two unions are responsible for the website https://www.facebook.com/media/set/?set=a.100962870059.91317.67945990059&type=3
Here is background info on the KXL pipeline Key Facts on Keystone XL
Here is a report debunking jobs creation claims that the co-opting groups commonly tout.
We feel this is naught but a ploy to divide our movements by the 1% in the existing energy oligarchy, not to mention an attempt to co-opt our riveting strength! Let’s prove to them that we are the inevitable change they have bullied and suppressed. We are the culmination of their bullying and our combined image, working together, is the only way to defeat their wasteful perpetuation of capital segregation.
Thank you for your time and consideration. El pueblo unido, jamas sera vencido!
Our official proposal of dissociation:
We propose that the GA dissociate itself from the “Jobs for the 99%,” which is a front for groups supporting the Keystone XL pipeline. This pipeline would transport tar sands oil. It would mean “game over” for the climate, pollution of pristine aquifers, the killing of long-term, existing jobs and devastation of First Nations communities.
The leadership of the unions behind this campaign have made a public alliance with the oil industry and Tea Party funders.
Big Oil and Tea Party billionaires are part of the 1% . The reference to the 99% is opportunistic and misleading.
We express solidarity with the unions that oppose Keystone XL and support a transition to a sustainable, green economy, namely the Transport Workers Union, the Amalgamated Transit Union, the National Domestic Workers Alliance, and Domestic Workers United. We applaud those hundreds of rank-and-file members of all unions who have publicly expressed their opposition to Keystone XL pipeline.
We must dissociate from this attempt at co-optation by the 1% to preserve our movement as the 99%, and as definitive precedent to dissuade future attempts of co-optation. Thank you! Peace, Love and Justice!