2017 Labor Rights Defenders Awards


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 5:30pm


Studio Theatre, 1501 14th St. NW, Washington, DC 20005

Thanks so much to those helped make the 2017 Labor Rights Defenders Awards a big success!  

Check out photos from the event below:


This year, we were so excited to celebrate our 2017 Labor Rights Defenders:

Playwright Eve Ensler
Founder of V-Day & One Billion Rising
Sindicato de Trabajadores de la Agroindustria y Similares (STAS)
A Honduran agricultural workers' union
Familias Unidas por la Justicia
A growing farmworker union in Washington State

Special Thanks to Our 2017 Sponsors:


International Brotherhood of Teamsters

L Brands Foundation


Communications Workers of America

Jules Bernstein and Linda Lipsett


American Federation of Teachers

Ethix Ventures

International Association Of Machinists And Aerospace Workers

Laborers’ International Union Of North America (LIUNA)

United Association of Journeymen & Apprentices of the Plumping & Pipe Fitting Industry of the United States & Canada


United Auto Workers

United Steelworkers



Amalgamated Transit Union

Eileen Fisher

Joe Eldridge & Maria Otero 

GlobalWorks Foundation

Solidarity Center

Ullico, Inc. 

United Food and Commerical Workers (UFCW)


American Eagle Outfitters, Inc. 

American Federation of State, County and Municipal Employees (AFSCME)

American Federation of Government Employees (AFGE)

American Postal Workers Union 

Caroline Ramsay Merriam 

Conrad Martin

Cam & Sue Duncan

Eric Dirnbach

Fair Trade America

Fontheim International, LLC

Fruit of the Loom

International Brotherhood of Electrical Workers 

International Brotherhood of Boilermakers

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craft Workers

Institute for Policy Studies

Jobs with Justice

Julie Burton

Levi Strauss & Co. 

National Nurses United

Outten & Golden, LLP

Peter B. Gearhart

Sorini, Samet & Associates

United Methodist Women

United Mine Workers of America

Worker Rights Consortium