2020 GLJ - ILRF Online Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony


Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm


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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 wait 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.