8 episodes

Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

Solidarity Center Solidarity Center

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 7 Ratings

Promoting Worker Rights Worldwide

    How Unions Meet COVID-19 Challenges - and Beyond

    How Unions Meet COVID-19 Challenges - and Beyond

    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 Ayuba Wabba on Decent Work Day, 2020
    New Social Contract: ITUC Report Makes Economic Case for Social Protection
    Climate and Labor Justice
    NLC Suspends Strike

     
     

    • 43 min
    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

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