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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
June 17, 2008

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Washington, DC - Hailing from the international business sector to Capitol Hill and America’s heartland, three extraordinary honorees will be recognized on the evening of June 24 by the American Rights at Work Education Fund for their work embracing the notion that workers’ rights are fundamental to human rights.

The fourth annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration will honor:

  • Governor Kathleen Sebelius for her innovation in strengthening the economic opportunities and rights of Kansas workers.
  • Gamesa Technology Corporation for building a partnership that respects workers’ rights, provides good jobs, and helps create a new green energy economy.
  • Leadership Conference on Civil Rights for leading a dynamic coalition that advances workers’ rights as fundamental to civil rights and human rights.

American Rights at Work Education Fund chose this year’s award recipients due to their strong support and innovative leadership on behalf of working men and women. In particular, Gamesa Technology Corporation is recognized for its willingness to partner with employees and allow them to form unions without interference. The Leadership Conference on Civil Rights’ has worked to expose FedEx Ground’s unfair labor practices, and Gov. Kathleen Sebelius has supported numerous worker-friendly labor policies.

The American Rights at Work Education Fund is an educational and outreach organization, which works in concert with American Rights at Work, to promote the freedom of workers to form unions and bargain collectively. The organization’s award is named after Eleanor Roosevelt, a long-time union member who was instrumental in the passage of the UN’s Universal Declaration of Human Rights, and in its inclusion of the right to organize as a fundamental human right.

 


 

RECIPIENTS:
Julius Steiner, CEO, Gamesa USA
Gov. Kathleen Sebelius, State of Kansas
Wade Henderson, President & CEO, Leadership Conference on Civil Rights

SPEAKERS: David Bonior, Board Chair, American Rights at Work
Mary Beth Maxwell, Executive Director, American Rights at Work Education Fund
John J. Sweeney, President, AFL-CIO
Majora Carter, Founder, Sustainable South Bronx

WHAT:
Fourth Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration

WHEN: Tuesday, June 24
5:30pm – Reception
7:00pm – Awards Program

WHERE: National Museum of Women in the Arts
1250 New York Avenue NW
Washington, DC 20005

 

This event is open to all credentialed members of the media. For additional information or to RSVP, contact Josh Goldstein at This e-mail address is being protected from spam bots, you need JavaScript enabled to view it or 202-822-2127 x118.

 
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