November 14, 2022
Major corporate branches like Starbucks, Trader Joes, and Amazon Warehouses have seen a sudden increase in unionization despite a steady decline of union membership since 2017. What does this change mean for the future of workers’ rights? What can workers do to work together locally and internationally to ensure their rights are protected?

The United Nations Association of the National Capital Area hosted a Coffee Chat on labor rights to answer these questions and more on November 14, 2022.
This Coffee Chat featured a panel of experts to discuss labor rights issues and the barriers that workers face both locally and internationally. We were joined by Kevin Cassidy, Director and Representative to the Bretton Woods and Multilateral Organizations of the International Labor Organization (ILO), Nadia Salazar Sandi, Organizing Director at DC Jobs with Justice, and Christie Smith, Director of Employment Services at AsylumWorks. The discussion was moderated by Rafaela Demerath, Advocacy & Outreach Coordinator of UNA-NCA.

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