Feb 7, 2013
Sharan Burrow, leader of the global union movement, at an earlier conference in Washington, D.C.
Sharan Burrow, leader of the world's largest union organization, the International Trade Union Confederation, will be in Washington, D.C., and Charleston, S.C., next week, to push forward on the global campaign for justice for T-Mobile USA workers.
The ITUC gives voice to 174 million workers in 156 countries.
In Washington, Burrow will raise the issue of workers' rights at her meetings at the IMF and World Bank, and at a press briefing at the AFL-CIO. She also will discuss the ITUC's campaign to focus global attention on the double standard that affects T-Mobile workers, who in Germany have bargaining rights, union representation and are treated with respect, but in the U.S., face harassment and intimidation and the loss of their jobs.
On Feb. 16 in Charleston, Burrow, along with CWA President Larry Cohen, will participate in a workers' forum with T-Mobile workers from the Charleston call center and other participants.