The Solidarity Center Podcast

Billions of Us, ONE Just Future

Conversations with workers (& other smart people) worldwide
shaping the workplace for the better

 

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Myanmar Workers Stand Up for Democracy!

Speaking from a safe house in military-controlled Myanmar, Phyo Sandar Soe, assistant general secretary of the Confederation of Trade Unions-Myanmar, describes how workers have been on the frontlines for democracy since the February 1 coup and says the international community can best help workers fighting for their rights by staying out of the country.   […]

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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 […]

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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 […]

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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

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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 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 […]

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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 […]

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Defending Democracy: Workers on the Front Lines

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.

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How We End Gender-Based Violence at Work

As we mark International Women’s Day, South African union activist Brenda Modise shares how union women around the world successfully pushed the International Labor Organization for adoption of Convention 190 to end gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) at work, and talks about how unions in South Africa are part of a broad feminist network campaigning to end GBVH there.

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Produced by Adam Yoffe. 

This podcast was made possible in part by the generous support of the American people through the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) under Cooperative Agreement No.AID-OAA-L-16-00001 and the opinions expressed herein are those of the author(s)and do not necessarily reflect the views of USAID/USG.

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