Working Women Building a Democratic Labor Movement in Liberia

Join the USW Local 3657 Women of Steel Committee for a Brown Bag Discussion—Working Women Building a Democratic Labor Movement in Liberia

Thursday, March 14
12 Noon
USW Headquarters
Lobby Conference Room

Oretha Tarnue, the Vice President of the United Workers Union of Liberia (UWUL) will be joining the USW Local 3657 Women of Steel Committee for a special brown bag discussion on the growing labor movement in Liberia.  The UWUL represents workers in a variety of sectors including forestry and mining.  UWUL recently won a major victory for mining workers at the ArcelorMittal iron ore mines in Liberia winning union representation and, for the first time ever, a union contract at the mines.

Oretha is a dynamic and outspoken.  She originally worked for Liberia’s forestry ministry but has become a leader in the country’s growing labor movement, rising to become a Vice President of the United Workers Union of Liberia.  Over the past two years, Oretha has been spearheading a drive to organize domestic workers who are routinely exploited by their employers.

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