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43 minutes | 21 days ago
How Unions Meet COVID-19 Challenges - and Beyond
International Trade Union Confederation President Ayuba Wabba shares how the collective power of the Nigerian labor movement forced the government to enact policies to help workers during COVID-19 and discusses how the global union movement must work for a new social contract in the post-pandemic world. A New Contract for Recovery and Resilience, speech by Ayuba Wabba on Decent Work Day, 2020 New Social Contract: ITUC Report Makes Economic Case for Social Protection Climate and Labor Justice NLC Suspends Strike
49 minutes | a month ago
Domestic Workers: Leading, Growing, THRIVING
Adriana Paz Ramírez shares how in the midst of incredible hardship, domestic workers in Latin America have come together through their unions and associations to take care of each other and to use their collective strength to push for the legal rights they deserve as workers. Paz is Latin America Regional Coordinator of the International Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF).
32 minutes | a month ago
LGBTQ+ Domestic Workers Win Rights, Respect Through Their Union
From Nicaragua, Francia Blanco, a trans rights union activist and domestic worker, shares with Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau how she and other trans domestic workers are joining in their union to win rights on the job and respect in their communities. Domestic Workers: Healing, Growing, Taking Action FETRADOMOV LGBT Rights in Nicaragua
35 minutes | a month ago
Making the Gig Economy Work for Workers
George Sandul, a worker rights attorney in Ukraine, joins Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau in a discussion about how how unions in Ukraine are engaged in creative campaigns to reach gig economy workers who have few rights as workers under the law. Taken for a Ride: Litigating the Digital Platform Model Around the World, Platform Food Couriers Are Mobilising for Basic Workers’ Rights Worker Rights Experts Field COVID-19 Queries in Ukraine
31 minutes | 2 months ago
Winning Rights for Migrant Workers in COVID-19
The COVID-19 pandemic created economic hardship for many workers worldwide, and migrant workers were especially hard hit. Preeda, a migrant rights lawyer in Thailand, discusses how laws that exclude migrant workers from basic support systems like unemployment insurance leave have left millions with no income, and often no way to return home. Episode Summary. A Pandemic Reset for Migrant Workers, Neha Misra and Shannon Lederer How COVID-19 Affects Women in Migration, Carolina Gottardo and Paola Cyment
45 minutes | 2 months ago
Defending Democracy: Workers on the Frontlines
Host Shawna Bader-Blau, Solidarity Center executive director, talks with worker rights advocates in Belarus and Brazil who share inspiring stories of workers defending democracy. Maximiliano Garcez, president of the Brazilian Association of Union Lawyers, describes the struggle by workers to achieve justice in the wake of a mining disaster in Brazil that killed nearly 300 people. And, Sergey Antusevich, vice President of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, shares how workers are rising up against a repressive regime.
31 minutes | 2 months ago
How We End Gender-Based Violence at Work
South African union activist Brenda Modise speaks with Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau in the first episode of The Solidarity Center Podcast, “Billions of Us, One Just Future,” which highlights conversations with workers (& other smart people) worldwide shaping the workplace for the better. Modise talks about the global campaign to end gender-based violence at work.
1 minutes | 3 months ago
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