The Solidarity Center Podcast

Billions of Us, ONE Just Future

Conversations with workers (& other smart people) worldwide
shaping the workplace for the better
Hosted by Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau

 

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Unions: Key to Democracy
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Unions: Key to Democracy
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A vibrant labor movement is key to thriving democracies because unions reduce economic inequality, strengthen the social safety net and unite diverse groups, say Cornell University law professor Angela Cornell and Colombia union activist and labor lawyer Mery Laura Perdomo. . Find out More Episode Summary . Democracy Why Organized Labor Is a Democratic Catalyst […]

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У розпал війни український Парламент урізає трудові права
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У розпал війни український Парламент урізає трудові права
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Український юрист з трудового права Георгій Сандул розповідає про те, як український Парламент використовує воєнний стан та катастрофу, що принесла війна з росією, аби проштовхнути репресивне трудове законодавство, що значним чином уріже права профспілок та доступ працівників до гідної праці. Сандул заявляє: “Нові закони підривають саме існування трудових прав в Україні”. Більше по цій темі: […]

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In Midst of War, Ukrainian Parliament Attacks Worker Rights
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In Midst of War, Ukrainian Parliament Attacks Worker Rights
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Ukrainian labor lawyer George Sandul describes how the Ukrainian Parliament is using martial law, and the chaos and disaster of the ongoing war with Russia, to push through harsh legislation aimed at gutting unions and limiting workers’ rights to decent jobs. Despite the gains of labor in Ukraine over the last several years, employers are now reducing wages, re-introducing zero hour contracts, and looking to new government exemptions to the more recent, worker-focused labor laws.

Says Sandul: The new laws “will undermine the very existence of employees’ rights in Ukraine.”.

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Now Imprisoned, Belarus Union Leader Spoke of Hopes for Democracy
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Now Imprisoned, Belarus Union Leader Spoke of Hopes for Democracy
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In April, at least 18 union leaders were recently arrested in Belarus, where an autocracy has run the country since the fall of the Soviet Union. Among those arrested was Sergey Antusevich, vice president of the Belarusian Congress of Democratic Trade Unions, who was a guest on The Solidarity Center Podcast in 2021. On the […]

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Mate um rio, mate nosso sustento: a luta de uma comunidade brasileira por sobrevivência
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Solidarity Center
Mate um rio, mate nosso sustento: a luta de uma comunidade brasileira por sobrevivência
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Comunidades que vivem na Amazônia estão enfrentando o Governo Brasileiro que, sem consultar os mais afetados pela situação, está prestes a implementar um projeto de explosão e dragagem ao longo de um rio que ocasionará a destruição das formas de subsistência de muitas comunidades. Carmen Foro, uma ativista rural e líder sindical brasileira que está à […]

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Kill a River, Kill Our Livelihoods: A Brazilian Community’s Fight for Survival
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Kill a River, Kill Our Livelihoods: A Brazilian Community's Fight for Survival
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A community that makes its livelihood from the Amazon is standing up to the Brazilian government that, without consulting with the people most affected, is on the verge of undertaking a blasting and dredging project along a river waterway that would destroy their livelihoods. Carmen Foro, a rural activist and a Brazilian union leader on […]

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استمع هنا باللغة العربية
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Solidarity Center
استمع هنا باللغة العربية
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Minimum Wage Boost in Palestine Big First Step for Workers
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Solidarity Center
Minimum Wage Boost in Palestine Big First Step for Workers
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Union activist and leader Mohammad Badri describes the successful campaign by the Palestinian General Federation of Trade Unions (PGFTU) to raise the minimum wage, and the ongoing efforts to ensure employers pay workers what they are owed. . Find Out More! Episode Summary PGFTU Photo Story: Palestinian Workers Find Strength in Their  Union Photo Story: […]

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Los trabajadores automotrices mexicanos ganan victoria histórica
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Los trabajadores automotrices mexicanos ganan victoria histórica
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Miles de trabajadores mexicanos formaron recientemente un sindicato independiente en la planta automotriz de GM en Silao (el centro del país), derrotando en las elecciones a otro sindicato que no luchaba por sus intereses. María Alejandra Morales Reynoso, secretaria general de SINTTIA (el sindicato que ahora representa a los trabajadores de esa planta), nos cuenta […]

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Mexican Auto Workers Win Landmark Victory
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Solidarity Center
Mexican Auto Workers Win Landmark Victory
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Thousands of workers in Mexico recently formed an independent union at a GM auto plant in Silao, in central Mexico, voting out a union that did not operate in their interest. Maria Alejandra Morales Reynoso, general secretary of SINTTIA, the union that now represents the workers, discusses why this victory is a milestone for many […]

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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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