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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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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Justice for Wage Theft: Campaign Champions Migrant Workers
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Justice for Wage Theft: Campaign Champions Migrant Workers
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The co-founder and director of the Plantation Rural Education and Development Organization in Sri Lanka describes the work of the Justice for Wage Theft Campaign, a global network of unions and migrant rights organizations, including the Solidarity Center, that formed during the pandemic to push for governmental and employer reforms to ensure migrant workers have […]

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‘I Feel Strong When I See Other Women with Us’
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‘I Feel Strong When I See Other Women with Us’
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Union women in Nigeria are not waiting for their governments to ratify Convention 190, the international treaty that addresses gender-based violence and harassment (GBVH) in the world of work—they are taking action now to ensure workers benefit from the incredibly powerful rights it provides. This week’s Solidarity Center Podcast looks at how Nigerian unions are […]

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Thai Fast Food Workers Fight for a Fair Share
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Solidarity Center
Thai Fast Food Workers Fight for a Fair Share
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In Thailand, Apantree Charoensak, a former union leader who led a campaign to organize fast food workers at KFC, describes on this week’s Solidarity Center Podcast how workers overcame the company’s opposition to successfully form a union and win better wages and working conditions. “They said they would get me out of the company, if […]

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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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