ILRF and SweatFree Communities at the US Social Forum

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Fighting Sweatshops in the Global Economy
Thursday, June 24 at 10am
Wayne County Community College MPR

Confronting Firestone in Liberia, Coke in Colombia and Russell in Honduras: Workers’ rights advocates are using drastically different tools to take on multinationals committing labor abuses around the world.  This workshop brings together global labor rights activists who utilize a diversity of strategies for fighting for workers’ rights.
Sponsored by United Steelworkers and United Students Against Sweatshops

What Makes a Successful International Labor Solidarity Campaign?
Thursday, June 24 at 1pm
TWW: 3
* Spanish interpretation available / Interpretacion en español *

The economic crisis has hit low-wage workers the hardest, both in the US and around the world. In this workshop, we'll look at case studies of recent international labor solidarity campaigns: what has worked, what hasn't, and what have we learned both about how we organize in our home communities and how we work with international allies. We will showcase a range of strategies that activists and organizations in the US are using, such as corporate campaigns, local organizing campaigns and policy reform.
Co-sponsored by ILRF, Interfaith Center for Corporate Responsibility, Jobs with Justice, SEIU, SweatFree Communities and United Steelworkers, and featuring a union leader from Honduras

Workers’ Struggles for Labor Justice and Sustainability in the Food System
Friday, June 25 at 1pm
Westin Book Cadillac Hotel: WB1
* Spanish interpretation available / Interpretacion en español *

This panel will provide an overview of food supply chains and workers in the food system, and workers along the food chain – from farm workers to restaurant workers - will share stories about working conditions that they face and the solutions they are forging to improve those conditions.
Sponsored by the Food Chain Workers Alliance and co-sponsored by Coalition of Immokalee Workers, Comité de Apoyo a los Trabajadores Agrícolas (CATA), ILRF, Northwest Arkansas Workers’ Justice Center and Restaurant Opportunities Center United