Tue, May 01, 2012
2:00 PM - 7:30 PM

Democracy and an Economy for All: Protests and Strategies for Change

Use the form on this page to register for ILRF's Spring Forum!

The International Labor Rights Forum is working with U.S. trade unions and other social justice organizations to convene a half-day forum to learn from global protest movements currently struggling for political and economic equality and to strengthen connections among diverse initiatives fighting to address workplace injustice – from forced labor to migrant labor to organized labor.

2011 was the year of the protester, the year the 99% made their collective voice heard.  Organized labor and advocates of workers’ rights everywhere have embraced this movement and the call for meaningful democratic participation and a global economy that works for everyone.

Promoting responsive democratic governments and a fair global economy requires sustaining and building on the successes of 2011.  Please join us to discuss ongoing labor rights cases in the United States and abroad and develop new strategies to continue the momentum and drive for jobs with justice and greater economic equity.

Registration for the forum is free but contributions to support the event are greatly appreciated. Suggested donation is $35, which covers the event costs for one participant. Larger donations help finance ILRF's work to support labor rights advocacy abroad. If you are unable to attend the event in full, feel free to join us at the reception from 5:30- 7:30. Please still register normally below.

For more information about the Forum, click here or contact Jacqueline Starr at 202-347-4100 x105 or Jackie@ilrf.org.

The forum is supported by AFSCME, Allied Pilots Association, Amalgamated Transit Union, American Federation of Government Employees, American Federation of Teachers, American Rights at Work, Coalition of Labor Union Women, Communications Workers of America, Divine Chocolate, EthixMerch.com, Equal Exchange, Food Chain Workers Alliance, Institute for Policy Studies, International Association of Machinists, James & Hoffman, Jobs with Justice, National Consumers League, Oxfam, Solidarity Center (AFL-CIO), UNITE HERE, United Auto Workers, and United Methodist Church - General Board of Church and Society.  

Event Location

Communications Workers of America (CWA)
501 3rd St NW
Washington, DC 20001

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