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Labor Rights Forum Honors Defenders

CWA was honored as an International Labor Rights Defender for taking on the forces of globalization and has built alliances with unions and worker organizations in the fight for economic justice.

CWA was honored as an International Labor Rights Defender for its transnational organizing that has taken on the forces of globalization and has built alliances with unions and worker organizations in the fight for economic justice.

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CWA Senior Director Yvette Herrera, center, accepts the ILRF award for CWA.

Highlighted was CWA's work with STRM, the independent and democratic telecom workers union in Mexico, our work with Brazilian finance unions to support bank workers, and our alliance with the German union ver.di that is working for a voice for T-Mobile US.

Also honored was Rep. George Miller (D-Cal.), a leading advocate in Congress on international labor and human rights, for speaking out on the violence and abuses faced by women garment workers and those in Bangladesh, and the Maquila Worker Organizing Project that is building respect for workers' rights in Honduras.