International Labor Justice Working Group

International Labor Justice Working Group

The International Labor Justice Working Group is a joint working group between the International Committee and the Labor and Employment Committee of the National Lawyers Guild. The ILJWG leads the NLG's partnership with its counterparts, the Latin American Association of Labor Lawyers and the Canadian Association of Labor Lawyers and annually hosts a workshop at the NLG Convention featuring guests from across the hemisphere on critical labor law issues.

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International Labor Justice Updates

  • Urgent action: 12/10 Deadline to Comment on Trump’s Public Charge Regulations!

    We are republishing the following action alert and encourage all to take part. the deadline for comments is 12/10 — this Monday! And you can easily transmit your comment by clicking on the link below or via website. The Trump administration is continuing its destructive efforts to vilify immigrants. The administration has proposed a new “Public Charge” regulation that would block […]

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  • March 2019 NLG Labor and Employment Committee Research Delegation to Cuba – Brochure and Information

    Save the Date: March 15-24, 2019 20th Anniversary Cuba Research Delegation and 12th International Conference on Labor Rights (dates are approximate) More information in our 2019 Brochure. The National Lawyers Guild Labor & Employment Committee serves as program consultant to Marazul Charters, a licensed travel service provider, on an annual research program in Cuba.  The program consists of an […]

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  • NYC, June 12: “Couscous – Seeds of Dignity” Film Screening and Discussion

    Tuesday, June 12 7:00 pm – 9:30 pm Verso’s Brooklyn Loft 20 Jay Street, Ste 1010 Brooklyn, NY Facebook: We are delighted to invite you for a film screening and an evening discussion of Habib Ayeb’s “Couscous: Seeds of Dignity”. This award-winning documentary focuses on the political, social, economic and ecological conditions of cereal […]

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  • International Days of Action to Free the Maruti 13. The Struggle is Global!

    The Provisional Working Committee of Maruti Suzuki Workers Union (Haryana, India) have called for International Days of Protest on April 4th & 5th. (See below). Call your local Indian Embassy! Email & Use Social Media! Let the Indian government know that we demand the Release of the #Maruti13! Join the Facebook page for the protest: […]

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  • NLG International Calls for Release of Maruti Suzuki Auto Workers (India)

    On March 16th the National Lawyers Guild International sent a letter to the Indian Ambassador to the United States, Mr. Navtej Sarana urging the Indian government to take immediate action to save the lives of 13 Auto Workers from the Maruti Suzuki Factory. “We urge you to take immediate action to save the lives of […]

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  • Public Sector Workers in the Crosshairs of International Capital: Workshop Documents and Materials

    The International Labor Justice Working Group presented a workshop on “Public Sector Workers in the Crosshairs of International Capital: Resisting Austerity and Fighting for our Human Rights to Organize, Bargain Collectively and Strike” at the NLG’s San Juan convention on October 26, 2013. The speakers in this workshop, from Puerto Rico, Canada and Cuba, analyzed […]

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  • Letters supporting labor rights submitted to Mexican High Commissioner

    On Wednesday, November 24, 2010, a press conference was organized in Mexico City to announce the submission of 51 letters from prominent labor and human rights organizations, law firms, law professors and judges, requesting intervention in order to ensure a meaningful harmonization of national legislation with the international commitments assumed by Mexico in the area […]

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  • International Tribunal Supports Mexican Labor Movement

    The International Tribunal on Freedom of Association was formed in September 2009 to investigate allegations of gross violations of fundamental human rights by the Mexican government, acting in complicity with transnational corporations and official unions, against the workers and leaders of Mexico’s independent trade union movement. The accusations range from armed attacks on independent unions […]

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  • Guild Responds to Repression in Oaxaca with Call for Action

    Marjorie Cohn and Jeanne Mirer From June 7 to 11, 2007, NLG President Marjorie Cohn, IADL Secretary General Jeanne Mirer and Oscar Alzaga, President of the Association of Democratic Lawyers of Mexico, went to Oaxaca to discuss ways our organizations could provide concrete support to the lawyers who are defending the victims of government repression […]

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  • Repression in Oaxaca: One Year Anniversary of State’s Bloody Attack on Popular Movements

    Marjorie Cohn There’s an Aztec legend of a warrior who was in love with a princess. When he left to go into battle, the lovers promised each other eternal love. The warrior died in battle, but to fulfill his promise to the princess, he came back as a brilliant orange flower. That flower now graces […]

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