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What is a progressive, pro-labor migration policy? w/ JJ Rosenbaum, Neha Misra, & Shannon Lederer


Shortened Livestream

Labor Radio Podcast Network’s Weekly Wednesday Livestream interviews labor leaders about current labor issues with rotating hosts made up of network members.


Guests for January 27, 2021 of LRPN Livestream included JJ Rosenbaum (Global Labor Justice/International Labor Rights Forum), Neha Misra (Solidarity Center), and

Shannon Lederer (AFL-CIO).

LRPN Hosts: Bama Athreya (The Gig Podcast) and Evan Papp (Empathy Media Lab).


Full Livestream



Additional Guest information:

Neha Misra is the Senior Specialist for Migration and Human Trafficking at the Solidarity Center. Neha serves on the executive board of the International Labor Recruitment Working Group and represents the Solidarity Center in the Alliance to End Slavery and Trafficking (ATEST). Before joining the Solidarity Center, she worked in Bosnia and Herzegovina on postwar elections and democracy, and in the United States as a senior attorney with the U.S. Department of Justice.


JJ Rosenbaum is the Executive Director - Global Labor Justice / International Labor Rights Forum. JJ is an attorney, organizer, and human rights strategist advocating for human rights, decent work for all, and fair migration. For over two decades, JJ has used legal, policy, and advocacy strategies to win access to rights and collective power for low-wage workers and advised workers’ centers on transnational grassroots collaborations.


Shannon Lederer is the Director of Immigration Policy at AFL-CIO. As director of immigration policy for the AFL-CIO, Shannon Lederer works with union affiliates and allies in all sectors of the labor movement to develop and advance policies that promote workers' rights and shared prosperity. In her 17 years in the labor movement, Lederer has focused extensively on efforts to reform our abusive guest-worker programs and regulate the international labor recruitment industry. She also has worked closely with global unions to develop cross-border strategies to more effectively represent and defend workers in a migratory labor context.


Credits: Produced by Chris Garlock (Union City Radio); Executive Producer and engineer and editor is Evan Matthew Papp from Empathy Media Lab.


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