Global Justice Committee anchors JWJ’s mission to foster international solidarity, and works to organize solidarity support for workers rights and the efforts of trade unions across borders. Since the intensification of globalization in the 1990s, the committee has responded to mobilize for workers’- and- the public’s voice in trade deals, including opposition to NAFTA, TPP, USMCA. We resist a neoliberal model of globalization which is imposed from above through corporate trade deals and foreign policy. We uplift workers rights and the right to form associations to improve wage and working conditions as one of the many human rights enshrined in the ILO and Universal Declaration of Human Rights. We call for an alternate vision to the centering of production and profit, and for fair trade deals which respect workers and environmental rights. We call for economic change and demilitarization as solutions to global social challenges and inequities.
For the better part of two years, we’ve organized with Trade Justice Education Fund (TJEF) for trade policies that center workers rights as well as racial and gender justice. We have urged US leadership at the WTO to pass a comprehensive TRIPS waiver to expand global access to COVID tests and treatments.
The Committee also encourages you to take action for transparency in the new trade pact, Indo Pacific Economic Framework, which will govern nearly 40% of the global economy.
The Committee continues to uplift solidarity efforts to support human rights in the Philippines, to End the Blockade of Cuba, and other international solidarity efforts!
We have also supported efforts to uplift the dignity and welfare of migrant seafarers served by Pacific Coast Coalition for Seafarers. If your organization would like to put together a volunteer care package making day, make a donation, or organize a ship visit, get in touch with firstname.lastname@example.org
Are you interested in engaging global campaigns? We are recruiting new members to help plan or participate in future Global Justice Committee actions. For more information, email Committee Chair Yimei at email@example.com