7 episodes

Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

Solidarity Center Solidarity Center

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Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

    Domestic Workers: Leading, Growing, THRIVING

    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 Domestic Workers Federation (IDWF).

    IDWF
    Domestic Workers: Health, Growing, Taking Action
    Find out the latest on Belarus workers and check out ways to support them:

    Support BMZ workers
    Belarus Solidarity Fund for Naftan workers
    Belarus Solidarity Fund for GrodnoAzot workers



     
     
     

    • 49 min
    LGBTQ+ Domestic Workers Win Rights, Respect Through Their Union

    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

    • 31 min
    Making the Gig Economy Work for Workers

    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 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 Couriers Are Mobilising for Basic Workers’ Rights
    Worker Rights Experts Field COVID-19 Queries in Ukraine

     

    • 34 min
    Winning Rights for Migrant Workers in COVID-19

    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 Pandemic Reset for Migrant Workers, Neha Misra and Shannon Lederer
    How COVID-19 Affects Women in Migration, Carolina Gottardo and Paola Cyment

     
     

    • 31 min
    Defending Democracy: Workers on the Front Lines

    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.

    Episode summary.
    Why Did the Dam Collapse in Brazil? Here’s a Brief Look
    Impossible, Unthinkable Change Is Happening in Belarus

    • 44 min
    How We End Gender-Based Violence at Work

    How We End Gender-Based Violence at Work

    South African union activist Brenda Modise speaks with Solidarity Center Executive Director Shawna Bader-Blau in the first episode of The Solidarity Center Podcast, “Billions of Us, One Just Future,” which highlights conversations with workers (& other smart people) worldwide shaping the workplace for the better. Modise talks about the global campaign to 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.

    VIDEO: What is Gender-Based Violence at Work?
    South Africa’s C190Can Campaign
    VIDEO: Brenda Modise and union activists campaign to end GBVH at work
    Fact Sheet: C190 Explained
    More information on the global campaign to ratify C190

    • 31 min

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