ACTION ALERT: Call Out a War Profiteer!
(May 16, 2022) — This week Northrop Grumman, one of the world’s largest weapons manufacturers, will hold their annual shareholder meeting. CODEPINK and friends will be there! We will be demanding that they transition to peaceful industries that protect the environment and their workers!
What is a “just transition”? It is the realistic option for weapons companies. War is not sustainable and they cannot keep arming conflicts all over the world. Transitioning away from the war economy and into green industry would protect our planet and also Northrop Grumman’s workers.
War is not green! If we are serious about addressing climate change then we need to be serious about addressing militarism and the companies that drive up our pentagon spending. Protecting our climate has to include justice for workers.
All over the country we are seeing drives towards unionization. In a just transition, workers should have ownership of their labor and have a democratic role in the company’s just transition.
Northrop Grumman is a war profiteer that siphons our tax dollars from meaningful social services and makes billions on human suffering. We will be at their annual shareholder meeting demanding they make a just transition to life affirming services that protect their workers and help create a more sustainable world. The war economy is not sustainable!
Dear CEO Kathy Warden,
We, as taxpayers who fund your business through Pentagon contracts every year, demand that Northrop Grumman make a just transition. That would look like moving away from weapons manufacturing and war profiteering into sustainable, green peaceful industries.
Northrop Grumman profits off of mass death in Yemen, Palestine, and wherever else your weapons are sold. Your pockets are lined with war money. In a world that is confronting the global climate crisis, your business helps the US government elevate carbon emissions, bringing us closer to the brink of catastrophe.
A just transition would include protections for existing workers who are unionized and a right of non-unionized workers to join a union and have a democratic role in the company’s just transition.
Billions of dollars in weapons are sold from the US every year to dozens of countries all over the world. Any economy that relies on the manufacturing of destruction is doomed to fail the people and the earth we inhabit.
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