Shawna Bader-Blau, Executive Director

Shawna Bader-Blau leads the Solidarity Center, the largest global worker rights organization based in the United States. Since October 2011, she has served as executive director of an organization of more than 220 staff in Washington, D.C., and some 30 field offices, implementing programs in about 60 countries. She has been with the organization for 17 years.

Shawna is an advocate and activist for safe, dignified and family-supporting livelihoods—where workers can exercise their fundamental labor rights and have a voice in shaping work conditions and public policies that impact their lives. [More]

See testimony, speeches, and interviews and publications by Shawna Bader-Blau.


Al Davidoff, Organizational and Leadership Development Director

Sarah McKenzie, Program Coordination Director

Mary Markowicz, Program Quality, Learning and Compliance Director

Quoc Nguyen, Finance Director


Hind Cherrouk, Regional Program Director, Middle East and North Africa

Kate Conradt, Communications Director

Tom Egan, Strategic Research and Campaigns Development Director

Christopher Johnson, Regional Program Director, Africa

Arina C. Lester, Global Lead, Development 

Molly McCoy, Policy Director

Neha Misra, Global Lead, Migration and Human Trafficking 

Sonia Mistry, Global Lead, Climate Change and Just Transition

Hanad Mohamud, Program Coordination and Leadership Associate Director

Joell Molina, Trade Union Strengthening Director

Catherine Pajic, Organizational Development for Recruitment and Hiring Systems Deputy Director

Robert Pajkovski, Regional Deputy Program Director, Asia

Rudy Porter, Regional Program Director, Europe and Central Asia

Robin R. Runge, Equality and Inclusion Co-Director

Tim Ryan, Regional Program Director, Asia

Lauren Stewart, Regional Program Director, Americas

Jeff Vogt, Rule of Law Director


Erika Fagan, Program Quality, Learning and Compliance Deputy Director

Michael Lawrence, Controller

Johannes Schaefer, Program Quality, Learning and Compliance Senior Adviser

Stoniek Staniszewski, Information Technology Senior Adviser

Darcy Wertz, Director of Operations


What Happens Underground Stays Underground

What Happens Underground Stays Underground

Women working in South Africa's mining sector report being subject to sexual and gender-based violence and  harassment, inside mines and within the mining communities where they live and efforts to redress such abuse must address the nature of the workplace and...

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