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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‘No’ to State Violence: Reimagining Policing
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'No' to State Violence: Reimagining Policing
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The latest episode of The Solidarity Center Podcast looks at how workers in Colombia and Nigeria who have been targeted by police brutality as they wage peaceful protests to address inequality are joining—and leading—large movements to demand new levels of accountability and reform for the agencies charged with protecting and serving their communities. Find Out […]

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Jordan Agricultural Workers Win Rights@Work!
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Jordan Agricultural Workers Win Rights@Work!
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Worldwide, agricultural workers have few rights on the job. The latest Solidarity Center Podcast shows how agricultural workers in Jordan recently joined together to collectively campaign for—and win—a landmark law that will bring them safer jobs, overtime pay and even guaranteed 10 weeks paid maternity leave. More than half of agricultural workers in Jordan are […]

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Young Workers Struggle to Find Good Jobs
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Young Workers Struggle to Find Good Jobs
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Around the world, young people with few job options are forced to take whatever work they can find, no matter how low the pay or insecure the work. Many sign on with platform-based jobs to get by. Others leave their country with the hope of finding decent, secure work elsewhere, looking for a chance to […]

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Nigerian Informal Workers Demand Decent Work!
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Nigerian Informal Workers Demand Decent Work!
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Informal economy workers in Nigeria are using their collective power, building coalitions with allied organizations and making key gains by joining together through the Federation of Informal Workers’ Organizations of Nigeria (FIWON), a nationwide association with hundreds of branches across the country. “Poor working people must have access to basic social security, but it doesn’t start […]

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Colombia Workers Risk Lives for Better Future
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Colombia Workers Risk Lives for Better Future
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Defying violent state repression, a diverse coalition of Colombian workers and their unions, Black and Indigenous communities, environmentalists, young people and rural workers made big gains in defeating proposed laws that benefiting the rich at the expense of working people. Francisco Maltés, president of the Unitary Workers Center (CUT), describes how they did it—and where […]

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Myanmar Workers Stand Up for Democracy!
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Myanmar Workers Stand Up for Democracy!
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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
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How Unions Meet COVID-19 Challenges - and Beyond
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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
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Domestic Workers: Leading, Growing, THRIVING
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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
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LGBTQ+ Domestic Workers Win Rights, Respect Through Their Union
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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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Winning Rights for Migrant Workers in COVID-19
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Winning Rights for Migrant Workers in COVID-19
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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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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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