Sweatshops, violent worker suppression, and "the race to the bottom" were just some of the topics discussed at the "Worker Rights in the Global Economy" briefing for interns and fellows last week. Cathy Feingold, Director of the AFL-CIO’s International Department, hosted the presentation and discussion for DC labor interns to learn about unions' involvement in worker rights and democracy throughout the world. Interns came ready to engage as they asked questions about the rise of American nativism, the issue of automation, and union involvement in sustainable development. Kevin Lam, an intern at the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance, said he's thankful for DC events organized for labor interns and the opportunity to learn more about the labor movement outside of APALA's work. For more information on upcoming events for DC labor interns – like tonight’s free screening of “The Trotsky” (see Calendar at right above) -- contact [email protected].
photo by Mack Miller