When

June 26, 2019    
11:30 am - 1:15 pm

Please join us for lunch on
Wednesday, June 26, 2019
to hear
Cathy Feingold,
Director, International Department, AFL-CIO
speaking on

Building Workers’ Power –Transforming the Rules and Creating a More Just Global Economy

You are invited to join our lunchtime discussion to hear Cathy Feingold talk about how unions in the US and around the world are demanding new rules for a changing global economy –rules that will support the growth of unions, the collective power of workers, and a more just and inclusive global community. The current economic structure is failing working people. It has increased precarious work while attacking worker rights. Powerful corporations increasingly control agendas in political parties and government, which results in policies that ignore the needs and well-being of workers and their families.

Our speaker, Cathy Feingold, will focus on how unions are responding to these attacks with fresh strategies based on innovative social contracts designed to hold corporations and governments accountable. Cathy is a leading advocate on global workers’ rights. As director of the AFL-CIO’s International Department, Cathy is a committed and passionate advocate, strategic campaigner and policy expert. In 2018, for example, she was elected Deputy President of the International Trade Union Confederation, the organization representing 200 million unionized workers worldwide. Her success in these assignments derives from more than 20 years of experience in global trade and economic policy. Her work at both global and grassroots levels reflects her commitment to strengthening the voice of workers in global policy debates. And she continues to be a strong advocate for gender equity and rights of working women. Cathy holds a bachelor’s degree from Pitzer College and an M.P.A. from Columbia University. Please join us for what promises to be an insightful discussion of the critical battle for worker rights.

Time

Sign-in begins: 11:30
Lunch: 12:00
Presentation and Q&A: 12:45 -1:15pm

Prices

  • Student-Members $10
  • Student-Non-members $20
  • Members $25
  • Non-members $30

Registration and Payment

Go to www.dclera.org.

Walk-ins OK. But please register in advance by emailing your name and affiliation to Jackie Brown at jbrown@teamster.orgso we can order enough food.

Venue

The historic Whittemore House at 1526 New Hampshire Ave. NW, Washington, D.C. 20036, just one block from Dupont Circle and its Red Line Metro station.