Worker Solidarity & Human Rights
An injury to one is an injury to all has long rallied workers. It’s not merely a slogan but a basis for organizing and action. When workers are being denied basic human rights, solidarity is the vehicle for recovering eroded rights and winning new ones.
Elaine Bernard is the executive director of the Labor and Worklife Program at Harvard Law School. She is past president of the New Democratic Party of British Columbia, Canada and she is the former director of the Labor Program at Simon Frazier University in Burnaby, B.C. She lectures and writes extensively on political, trade and labor issues.