Brooke Anderson wrote this article for YES! Magazine. Brooke initially conducted this interview for Climate Workers, a project of Movement Generation Justice & Ecology Project. Climate Workers is building a grassroots labor movement for climate justice. Brooke first learned organizing in the environmental justice movement, fighting medical waste incinerators in her hometown when she was just 17. She later spent over a decade doing union organizing and other economic justice campaigning with university employees, hotel housekeepers, port truck drivers, and other low-wage workers. She is a photographer and a proud union member of the Pacific Media Workers Guild, CWA 39521, AFL-CIO.