International Day of Solidarity with Ukraine Demonstration

International Day of Solidarity with Ukraine Demonstration

Noon, Tuesday, March 15, 2022

Russian Ambassador’s Residence, 1125 16th Street, NW, Washington, DC

Unions around the world condemn Russia’s invasion of Ukraine. They stand in solidarity with Ukrainian communities facing increasing violence and with the Ukrainian workers and families who are impacted by this war.

This demonstration is part of the International Day of Solidarity with Ukraine, organized by the global labor movement.

If you cannot make the rally, there are other ways to show your support.

Learn more:

Ukraine Union Members Donate $500,000 to Support War-Impacted Workers

Donate:

International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC)  Ukraine Fund

Nova Poshta

People in Need Ukraine

Ukrainian Red Cross Society

Caritas Ukraine

Razom for Ukraine

Summit for Democracy Side Event: Worker Organizations’ Vital Role in Democracy

Summit for Democracy Side Event: Worker Organizations’ Vital Role in Democracy

Date: Tuesday, December 7, 2021
Time: 8:00 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EST
Place: Virtual. Registration required.

Workers’ freedom to organize and bargain collectively is a cornerstone of democracy. Independent worker organizations enhance transparency by protecting whistleblowers and empowering workers to counter corruption; providing workers a voice in the political system, as well as at the workplace; countering the economic and political power of large corporations; and fostering civic engagement. However, workers’ fundamental human rights to freedom of association and collective bargaining are coming under threat globally, including by authoritarian governments.

U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh and AFL-CIO President Liz Shuler, together with representatives of the International Trade Union Confederation, U.S. Agency for International Development, U.S. Department of State and the Solidarity Center invite you to this official Summit for Democracy side event, which will: highlight the role of worker voice and worker rights as fundamental components of democracy; elevate the recommendations made during four listening sessions with labor unions from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe; and spur global action in support of freedom of association and collective bargaining, including through the launch of the Multilateral Partnership for Organizing, Worker Empowerment and Rights (M-POWER) Initiative.

Simultaneous interpretation will take place in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish.

Register here

AGENDA

Moderator – Thea Mei Lee, Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs, U.S. Department of Labor

Welcoming Remarks
•    U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh
•    AFL-CIO President Elizabeth Shuler

Democracy Under Threat: The Voice of Workers 
o    Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the ITUC
o    Trade union leaders from the Africa, the Americas, Asia and Europe

Promoting Workplace Democracy: A Conversation Among Labor Officials 
o    Framing Remarks: ILO Director General Guy Ryder
o    Labor Ministers from Argentina, Germany, Mexico and Norway

Commitments to Empowering Workers: Launching a Global Year of Action
o    U.S. Department of Labor
o    U.S. Agency for International Development
o    U.S. Department of State
o    Philanthropic Organization Representatives
o    Trade Union Organizations
o    Solidarity Center

Conclusion/Wrap-Up

High-Level Event Goal
An official Summit of Democracy side event to raise the visibility of worker rights as fundamental components of democracy, and elevate the recommendations made during the listening sessions with trade unions from Asia, Africa, the Americas and Europe to address the challenges facing unions and workers around the world.

Simultaneous interpretation will take place in Arabic, French, Portuguese, Russian and Spanish. 

October 29 Global Day of Action: Invest in Care, Now!

October 29 Global Day of Action: Invest in Care, Now!

Join workers and others across the globe on Friday, October 29 to campaign for investments in care for building more inclusive, accessible, resilient, and caring economies. The COVID-19 pandemic has underlined the need for adequate investment in equitable, quality public health and care systems. Workers across the health, care and education sectors, whether working in hospitals, hospices, schools, care homes, private homes or as domestic workers, whether in the public or private sector, deserve decent working conditions and fair pay, that reflect their enormous contributions to our societies.

Learn more and join the campaign here.

[Event] Reshaping the World of Work for Women

[Event] Reshaping the World of Work for Women

Date: Wednesday, September 29, 2021
Time: 8:30 a.m. – 10:00 a.m. EDT
Place: Virtual. Register here.

As part of the International Center for Research on Women’s 45th-anniversary series, speakers across regions will bring unique perspectives on work in South Asia and East Africa and aim to build a new foundation of support for women in both paid and unpaid work. These conversations will closely examine barriers that women perpetually face, and ways to tackle these challenges to build toward more inclusive and resilient economies. Solidarity Center Equality and Inclusion Co-Director Robin Runge will discuss how unions overcome barriers, providing illustrative case studies and recent data.

EVENT: What Governments Can Do To Ensure Fair and Ethical Recruitment

EVENT: What Governments Can Do To Ensure Fair and Ethical Recruitment

Date: Wednesday, July 7
Time: 9:00 -10:00 a.m. EDT
Place: Virtual; registration required

Solidarity Center Migration and Human Trafficking Global Lead Neha Misra will participate in a panel discussion on FairSquare’s Five Corridors Project research, a two-year comparative research project that encompassed nine countries and five migration corridors. Moderated by Institute for Human Rights and Business (IHRB) Chief Executive John Morrison, the event “Destination, Destination, Destination – What Governments Can Do To Ensure Fair and Ethical Recruitment” will focus on the report’s key findings and recommendations, highlight successful interventions and provide recommendations for action. Other speakers include former U.S. Ambassador-at-Large to Monitor and Combat Trafficking in Persons (retired) Luis C.deBaca and FairSquare founding Co-Director James Lynch.

Event: Combating Human Trafficking in 117th Congress

Event: Combating Human Trafficking in 117th Congress

Date: Thursday, May 13
Time: 2:00 -3:00 p.m., EDT
Place: Registration required

Join members of the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST) and leaders from the Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus and the Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking for a virtual briefing and discussion about initiatives to combat human trafficking during the 117th Congress.

Speakers

  • Moderator: Catherine Chen, Chief Executive Officer, Polaris
  • Senator Rob Portman (R, Ohio), Senate Caucus to End Human Trafficking
  • Representative Carolyn Maloney (D, New York), Congressional Human Trafficking Caucus
  • Evelyn Chumbow, Human Trafficking Survivor Leader, Board Member of Free the Slaves
  • Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director, Solidarity Center
  • Dr. Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Chief Executive Officer, Heal Trafficking
  • Anita Teekah, Senior Director of the Anti-trafficking Program, Safe Horizon
  • Annick Febrey, Director of Government and Corporate Relations, Human Trafficking Institute

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