Events

Upcoming

2014 Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration

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Thursday, November 20, 2014 - 5:30pm to 8:00pm

Join us at Jobs with Justice Education Fund's human rights awards celebration the evening of November 20, 2014, in Washington, D.C.. 

This annual event honors those who follow Eleanor Roosevelt's powerful example of championing workers’ rights as human rights.

This year, we’ll be honoring:

George Cohen, Former Director, Federal Mediation and Conciliation Service
for dedicating his extraordinary legal career to advancing the practice of collective bargaining

International Food Workers Week

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Sunday, November 23, 2014 (All day) to Saturday, November 29, 2014 (All day)

Millions of food workers around the world struggle to make a living each day. In the U.S. alone, nearly 20 million people work in the food system, growing, processing, transporting, serving, cooking, & selling the food that we eat each day. Show your solidarity & support for food workers by taking part in activities and events happening across the country on this third International Food Workers Week, organized by the Food Chain Workers Alliance.

Codas & Crescendos: an evening of retrospection and celebration

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Tuesday, December 9, 2014 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

The Honorary Committee cordially invites you to celebrate the work and legacy of Interfaith Worker Justice Executive Director Kim Bobo and her outstanding contribution to some of the most critical issues of our time: economic and worker justice. Join us at a tribute event where friends, staff and colleagues share stories of her dedication and passion over the last 18 years.

Past

Free Andy Hall!

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Wednesday, October 29, 2014 - 4:30pm

Activists from four countries staged demonstrations on October 29, 2014, outside Royal Thai Embassies on behalf of labor rights activist Andy Hall. Hall faces four criminal and civil charges brought by Natural Fruit, a Thai pineapple processing company.

People's Climate March

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Sunday, September 21, 2014 - 11:30am

In September, world leaders are coming to New York City for a UN summit on the climate crisis. UN Secretary­ General Ban Ki-­moon is urging governments to support an ambitious global agreement to dramatically reduce global warming pollution.

Golden Palms? A Look at Liberia Work Conditions

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Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

Over the past 5 years, international palm oil companies (including some of the industry’s largest producers like Sime Darby and and Golden AgriResources) have bought up hundreds of thousands of hectares in Liberia to create enormous palm oil plantations.  The Liberian government has often justified the sale of the concessions by noting that they will create decent jobs for low-skilled laborers, but what is the reality on the ground?  

2014 USAS Student Labor Movement Gala

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Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:30pm

Join United Students Against Sweatshops, a long-time partner of ILRF, for the first annual Student Labor Movement Gala, a celebration of students’ work to rein in the anti-worker forces of global capital and build a better world for workers and students alike. The Gala will bring together students from across the country, USAS alumni, allies from other social justice movements, and you.

Press Conference for Low-Wage Contract Workers

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Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Join hundreds of Good Jobs Nation workers who will gather to declare that the President’s $10.10 Executive Order is a great first step, but it's not enough to lift them out of poverty.   These workers need more than the minimum – they need a Good Jobs Executive Order that makes sure federal contractors respect collective bargaining rights, pay living wages and benefits, stop wage theft, and don’t pay CEOs excessive salaries.