Events

Upcoming

2014 USAS Student Labor Movement Gala

Date: 

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.

Past

Women’s Rights in the Apparel Industry: Ending Violence, Empowering Voices

Date: 

Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Conference convened by the International Labor Rights Forum. Click here for the agenda.

Sponsored by American Federation of Teachers, Berger-Marks Foundation, Solidarity Center, and United Methodist Women.

Co-hosts: AFL-CIO, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Coalition of Labor Union Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Just Associates, Model Alliance, Moriah Fund, Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership,  and United Students Against Sweatshops.

From Field to Fork: Food Worker Justice Panel and Reception

Date: 

Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

Around the world, workers throughout the food supply chain are often poorly paid, denied benefits and vulnerable to temporary and contract work. We have thus convened a panel of leaders, activists and members in movements to improve livelihoods for all the people who work to provide us the food we eat. We hope you will join us for this important, engaging discussion. 

From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform

Date: 

Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

Reception at 5:30 pm. Event starts sharply at 6:00 pm.

Program

Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of the recent factory fire in Bangladesh and the effect it might have there and elsewhere in the developing world for similar reforms. Organized by Professors Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras and Human Rights Program Director Lawrence Moss.

The panel will be moderated by Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College

Global Solidarity Action Week for Cambodia

Date: 

Friday, January 10, 2014 (All day) to Friday, January 17, 2014 (All day)

Cambodian garment workers protesting for a rise in wages faced a violent police crackdown on January 2, 2014. Subsequent arrests and violence at an industrial park mark an escalation of repression on workers simply asking for a fair living wage. Asia Pacific Forum on Women, Law and Development joins organisations from the region calling on international civil society to hold a Global Week of Action starting Friday, 10 January 2014. Friday will be a day of protest against state repression of workers, protection for workers’ right to freedom of assembly, and right to a living wage.

Memorial for Stephen Coats in DC

Date: 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013 - 4:30pm to 6:00pm

The Board of Directors of USLEAP invites you join us in honoring Stephen Coats. To our great shock and sadness Steve passed away suddenly last April. He was the Executive Director of the U.S. Labor Education in the Americas Project since 1990. Many of Steve’s friends and colleagues could not attend the services in Chicago so we are organizing a gathering to remember, celebrate and honor his life, family and work.

The Rana Plaza Disaster in Bangladesh: Taking Stock Half a Year On - And marking one year since the Tazreen factory fire

Date: 

Wednesday, November 20, 2013 - 2:00pm to 4:00pm

Over 1100 workers died and many more were injured when the Rana Plaza factory building collapsed in Savar, Bangladesh, on April 24. This is not the only major accident in the clothing industry’s supply chain in recent years. For example on November 24, 2012 more than 110 workers lost their lives when the Tazreen Fashion Factory on the outskirts of Dhaka caught fire.