GLJ - ILRF Annual Labor Rights Defenders Awards
For more than thirty years, the International Labor Rights Forum (now merged with Global Labor Justice) has held a Labor Rights Defenders Awards ceremony bringing together leaders and activists from the labor movement along with allies from the women’s movement, migrant rights movements, human rights movement, and social movements.
Save the date: October 1st, 2020
Together and stronger than ever, we look forward to the 2020 GLJ-ILRF Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony on October 1st, where will honor and uplift those on the front lines of transforming the global economy and fighting 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.
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