GLJ - ILRF ONLINE LABOR RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS CEREMONY 

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For the last eleven years, the Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony has brought together leaders and activists from the labor movement along with allies from the women's, migrant, human rights and social movements. Together and stronger than ever as Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), we are looking forward to the 2020 GLJ-ILRF Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony where we will honor and uplift those on the front lines of transforming the global economy and fight for labor justice globally. 

Our four honorees in 2020 are: 

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), for her visionary leadership of the ITUC including the passage of groundbreaking ILO Convention on the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment and the advancement of a social contract for all workers.
  • Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers, for her leadership of the American Federation of Teachers and her lifetime dedication to advancing the rights of educators and children in the U.S. and globally.
  • The Chicago Teachers Union for leading a movement of students, families, and workers in our school communities to create change across our city and guide the future and for showing us how to fight and win.
  • The General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana (GAWU) for their work to end child labor and organize and advocate for decent work in the cocoa sector.

 

We can't for you to join us in celebrating these incredible leaders and organizations!

You can register to attend the event and support if you are able to here.

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2019

 

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2018

2017

+ Playwright Eve Ensler

+ El Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Similares (STAS) and La Federación de Sindicatos de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria (FESTAGRO)

+ Familias Unidas por la Justicia

 

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2016

+ Congresswoman Marcy Kaptur

+ The International Association of Machinists and Aerospace Workers

+ Human Rights Defenders in Uzbekistan, including Elena Urlaeva, Dmitry Tihonov, and Uktam Pardaev

 

 

2015

+ Senator Sherrod Brown

+ Farm Labor Organizing Committee

+ Tobacco and Allied Workers Union of Malawi

 

 

2014

+ Congressman George Miller

+ Communications Workers of America

+ Maquila Worker Organizing Project (CGT, Honduras)

 

 

 

2013

+ Senator Tom Harkin

+ State Enterprises Workers’ Relations Confederation (SERC) and the Migrant Workers Rights Network (MWRN)

+ United Food and Commercial Workers International Union, Warehouse Workers United, Warehouse Workers for Justice, and the National Guestworker Alliance

 

 

2011

+ U.S. Secretary of Labor Hilda Solis

+ United Steelworkers

+ American Federation of Teachers

+ Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity

 

 

2009

+ U.S. Representative Jan Schakowsky

+ Francisco Ramirez Cuellar, Colombian Mineworkers’ Union (Sintraminercol)

+ International Brotherhood of Teamsters

GLJ - ILRF ONLINE LABOR RIGHTS DEFENDERS AWARDS CEREMONY 

Event Registration

For the last eleven years, the Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony has brought together leaders and activists from the labor movement along with allies from the women's, migrant, human rights and social movements. Together and stronger than ever as Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), we are looking forward to the 2020 GLJ-ILRF Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony where we will honor and uplift those on the front lines of transforming the global economy and fight for labor justice globally. 

Our four honorees in 2020 are: 

  • Sharan Burrow, General Secretary of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), for her visionary leadership of the ITUC including the passage of groundbreaking ILO Convention on the elimination of gender-based violence and harassment and the advancement of a social contract for all workers.
  • Lorretta Johnson, Secretary-Treasurer of the American Federation of Teachers, for her leadership of the American Federation of Teachers and her lifetime dedication to advancing the rights of educators and children in the U.S. and globally.
  • The Chicago Teachers Union for leading a movement of students, families, and workers in our school communities to create change across our city and guide the future and for showing us how to fight and win.
  • The General Agricultural Workers Union of Ghana (GAWU) for their work to end child labor and organize and advocate for decent work in the cocoa sector.

 

We can't for you to join us in celebrating these incredible leaders and organizations!

You can register to attend the event and support if you are able to here.

You can sign up to be a sponsor here.