Hosted by Chris Garlock and Mark Gruenberg
SHAWNA BADER-BLAU, Executive Director, Solidarity Center
Topic: Solidarity Center Report: Landmark Pact to End Gender Violence at Lesotho Garment Factories
More than 10,000 garment workers who make jeans and knitwear for US corporations will be covered in a landmark program that will address gender-based violence and harassment in factories in Lesotho, a country in southern Africa. Lesotho-based unions and women’s rights groups, Levi Strauss, The Children's Place and Kontoor (Wrangler and Lee), and international worker rights organizations, including the Solidarity Center, negotiated with the factory owner, Nien Hsing Textiles, to mandate education and awareness trainings for all employees and managers, an independent reporting and monitoring system and remedies for abusive behavior.
Find out more at the Solidarity Center.
See below for video of Shawna Bader-Blau describing the GBVH program
JASON WALSH, Executive Director of the BlueGreen Alliance
Topic: Latest campaigns at the Alliance and how the labor and environmental movements are working together to save both jobs and the environment.
Music: "We Belong to the Union!" - Australian Union Song
Union song written by Tim O'Brien describing solidarity within the labor unions of Australia.
In honor of Vanessa Seagrove, Assistant Secretary of Unions, New South Wales, Australia, who’s one of our special guests Monday here on WPFW on our “WORKERS RISING” LABOR DAY SPECIAL, Monday, September 2, 2019, 8a-12 noon EDT, WPFW 89.3 FM, hosted by Chris Garlock and Elise Bryant.
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