1. Workers on the Rise


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    To learn more about the Arizona Worker Rights Center, please visit: azworkerrightscenter.org Workers on the Rise (Full Version, 25:39) Through interviews and documentary footage Workers on the Rise follows the history and work of the Arizona Worker Rights Center, a local non-profit organization that tracks labor rights violations, challenges abusive employers, promotes worker friendly legislation and develops worker leadership and community in Phoenix. Por medio de entrevistas y grabaciones Workers on the Rise (Trabajadores en La Lucha) sigue la historia y trabajo del Centro de Derechos Laborales de Arizona, una organización sin fines de lucro que documenta violaciones de derechos laborales, enfrenta empleadores abusivos, promueve legislación a favor de los trabajadores, y desarolla liderazgo y comunidad en Phoenix.

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    • South Africa Domestic Workers on Solidarity Center Exchange Program


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      Eight members of the South African Domestic Service and Allied Workers Union (SADSAWU) traveled across the United States in November 2013 as part of an exchange program sponsored by the Solidarity Center through a U.S State Department grant. The exchange, one of several organized each year by the Solidarity Center, also will bring U.S. domestic workers to South Africa, creating opportunities for workers to share best practices, experiences and ideas to better empower domestic workers. SADSAWU is part of the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), South Africa’s largest labor federation.

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      • Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, speaks at the Temporary Worker Health and Safety Forum


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        Dr. David Michaels, head of OSHA, speaks at the Temporary Worker Health and Safety Forum, held in Boston, MA, on Saturday, November 2, 2013. The event was sponsored by the National Council for Occupational Safety and Health (National COSH), the National Staffing Workers Alliance, the American Public Health Association's Occupational Health and Safety Section, and the Massachusetts Coalition for Occupational Safety and Health (MassCOSH). Visit www.coshnetwork.org to learn more.

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        • 2 Worlds: Day Labor Organizing in Portland, Oregon


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          VOZ Worker Rights Education Project in Portland, Oregon has organized day laborers into a worker-run center that among other things gets employers and day laborers together in a safe environment. Through interviews with day laborers and staff of the MLK Worker Center and with Ben Nelson of the Laborers International Union of North America, this video shows how similar VOZ's organizing is to union organizing like that of the Laborers. Both day laborers and organized unions benefit by this organizing. Both VOZ and the Laborers argue that the organizing of all workers, including those that are not "documented" is good for all workers.

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          • COSATU's Gertrude Mtsweni on Gender Equality


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            Gertrude Mtsweni, national gender coordinator for the Congress of South African Trade Unions (COSATU), is among nearly 100 labor and community activists from 20 countries meeting in São Paolo, Brazil, for the Solidarity Center conference, "Women’s Empowerment, Gender Equality and Labor Rights: Transforming the Terrain.” Mtsweni hopes to share and learn strategies for putting institutional gender policies into practice during the July 30-31, 2013 conference,

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            • Union Members Meet with Trade Unionists in Colombia


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              U.S. union members discuss common experiences with workers in Colombia, sharing strategies to address health and safety violations and labor subcontracting..

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              • Why We Fight!


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                Cuéntame means "Count Me In or Tell Me Your Story" This is why we do it....

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                • March For A Slice of Justice


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                  Exactly one year after workers went on strike at Palermo's Pizza in Milwaukee with still no resolution, the workers decided to march 18 miles to the President and CEO's home to demand negotiations.

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                  • Migrant Workers


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                    The purpose of this project was to develop an informational video about global sustainability for a company called Ingredion. This video focuses on telling the story of Migrant Workers and their struggle for basic human/worker rights.

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                    • Congratulations to the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Jordan (FITU-J)!


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                      AFL-CIO International Affairs Director Cathy Feingold sends congratulatory greetings to delegates at the founding congress of the Federation of Independent Trade Unions of Jordan (FITU-J). Delegates from nine unions representing more than 7,000 workers met April 26, 2013 to form the FITU-J. In doing so, they demonstrated a concrete commitment to independent trade unionism as workers in Jordan seek to mobilize for greater political freedom, improved economic conditions and strong social justice.

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