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

Date: 

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.

Women, Work, Mobility, Development and Economic Justice

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Thursday, March 16, 2017 - 10:30am to 12:00pm

Women in migration convene a dialogue integrating strategies and movements.

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple other countries for a free presentation and discussion. 

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Building Power for Women Workers in the Changing World of Work

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Wednesday, March 15, 2017 - 12:30pm to 2:00pm

Please join Sophorn Yang, the President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU), and workers from multiple sectors in the United States for a free presentation and discussion in conjunction with the UN Commision on the Status of Women. 

This is an AFL-CIO sponsored parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

This is a United Methodist Women parallel event to the UN Commission on the Status of Women.

Demonstration at Bangladesh Embassy: Free Jailed Activists

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Wednesday, February 15, 2017 - 12:00pm

In December, workers at 20 garment factories in Bangladesh held peaceful walk-outs to call for a higher wage. The garment industry and the government of Bangladesh used the protests as an opportunity for a broad crackdown on labor. At least two dozen labor activists – many not involved in the strike – have been jailed and multiple union offices have been forcibly closed.