Events

Upcoming

NAFTA Petition Delivery Action

Date: 

Tuesday, June 27, 2017 - 8:30am

The broad coalition that derailed the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP) will deliver more than 100,000 petitions demanding the North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) be replaced with a deal that benefits working people as witnesses arrive for hearings on NAFTA renegotiation at the International Trade Commission. This follows the unprecedented submission of more than 50,000 comments to the U.S. Trade Representative (USTR) docket on NAFTA talks by people from cities and towns across the United States.

Past

Briefing: US Policy and its Impact on Child Labor and Trafficking With 2014 Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi

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Friday, June 16, 2017 - 1:00pm to 2:00pm

Please join the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking, the Child Labor Coalition and the Kailash Satyarthi Children’s Foundation, for a briefing in honor of the World Day Against Child Labor (June 12), featuring Nobel Peace Prize Laureate Kailash Satyarthi.  The briefing will discuss child labor, child slavery, and child trafficking, and explore solutions that will help eliminate these blights on society.  Mr. Satyarthi will speak on the need to protect children from child labor in times of crises. 

Keynote: Kailash Satyarthi, Nobel Peace Prize Laureate

Congressional Briefing: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace

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Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Presented by the ILRF, AFL-CIO, Futures Without Violence & Solidarity Center
In coordination with Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Marcy Kaptur, Mark Pocan, and Jackie Speier

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic. There is evidence that 40-50% of women in industrialized countries experience unwanted sexual advances, harassment, or physical contact at work – a statistic that is likely worse in developing countries where violence often goes unreported.

General Strike!

Date: 

Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day)

Immigrant rights, labor, and community organizations around the country are calling for a General Strike on May 1st. 

Do you refuse to stay silent as government and corporate interests:

U.S. Measures to Combat Human Trafficking; Responses in the Corporate World

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Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

At this panel at the American Bar Association's 2017 Spring Meeting, ILRF Legal and Policy Director, Eric Gottwald, will speak on U.S. government policies and how corporations can prevent forced labor in their supply chains, drawing on ILRF's field-based knowledge in the palm, seafood, cotton, and apparel industries.

4th Anniversary of Rana Plaza Film Screening: Workers' Voices

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Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

With over 1,100 casualties, the easily preventable disaster was the worst single incident in terms of death toll in the history of the garment industry. However, it is far from the only such instance in the global apparel industry, in which multinational manufacturers and retailers "race to the bottom," seeking contractors with the lowest costs and quickest turnaround, leading to poverty wages, repression of worker rights, and dangerous factory conditions.

Official Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire

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Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Join us to remember the lives lost 106 years ago. We will gather once again at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to stand together and honor the memory of those workers who died. The annual ceremony will include the raising of the ladder, the reciting of the names and the chiming of the fire bells. All are welcome.