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Faith Talks: Honoring Work and Workers

Faith Talks: Honoring Work and Workers

Organizer

Jennifer Farmer/ Yvette Moore
Email
Ymoore@UWFaith.org
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  • Timezone: America/New_York
  • Date: Aug 18 2022
  • Time: 2:00 pm

Date

Aug 18 2022

Time

2:00 pm

Labels

National Office Event

Faith Talks: Honoring Work and Workers

Ahead of Labor Day,  join us for a live recording of a Faith Talks episode on workers and the state of work on Thursday, Aug. 18 at 2:00 p.m. ET.

Register here.

The past few years have brought challenge and pain for working people in the United States. Women were hard hit by the COVID-19 pandemic with many forced to balance work and child-rearing. Consequently, a number of women left the labor market during the pandemic, and others struggled to work part-time, work full-time and assist children who were mostly learning from home. But that’s not all.

Last fall, there were so many strikes or threats of strikes that October was referred to as Striktober. From Amazon to Starbucks to Apple to major health systems, workers across the nation grew tired of laboring under unsafe working conditions or without wages that allowed them to care for themselves and their families. Many responded by fighting for the right to collectively bargain. These workers sought safety and security on the job, but also a strong voice for themselves and the people they serve.

Guests:

NEHA MISRA, who represents the Solidarity Center in the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking
JENNIFER (JJ) ROSENBAUM, executive director of the Global Labor Justice – International Labor Rights Forum
SHANNON LEDERER, director of Immigration Policy, AFL-CIO

Host:

JENNIFER R. FARMER, Spotlight PR

Faith Talks are monthly conversations with United Women in Faith hosted by Jennifer R. Farmer, Spotlight PR. Each conversation explores themes and resources that empower us to put faith, hope and love into action.