Labor Rights Now is an independent human rights group based in Washington, DC. We campaign for the release of
imprisoned worker activists and fight against labor repression worldwide.
Currently, Labor Rights Now is working on behalf of jailed worker activists in China and imprisoned union leaders in Burma. We're
organizing against the widespread killings of unionists in Colombia and opposing the repression of unions in Zimbabwe by Robert Mugabe.
Over more than 25 years, Labor Rights Now has played a key role in winning freedom for imprisoned union leaders and worker activists in
a wide range of countries, including Nigeria, Indonesia, China, South Africa, El Salvador, Mexico, South Korea, Brazil, Algeria, and elsewhere.
Supported by American workers and trade unions, Labor Rights Now seeks to focus attention in the U.S. and throughout the world on the
cases of specific imprisoned labor activists. And we strongly oppose actions that deny workers the core labor rights that should and must be the
Labor Rights Now does education, research, and outreach with U.S. unions, human rights groups, NGOs, global union federations, and others
concerned about worker rights abuses. LRN has been a leading force in the investigation, reporting, and monitoring of serious violations of
internationally recognized labor rights.
Our record of success demonstrates the power of international solidarity efforts. But sadly the daunting numbers of unionists and
worker activists who are jailed, tortured, abducted, and murdered demands that we redouble our efforts against global labor repression.
About LRN President Don Stillman
Labor Rights Now President Don Stillman spent 22 years as Director of Governmental and International Affairs at the United Auto Workers
union where he helped the UAW lead a number of labor rights campaigns. He also represented the UAW at the International Metalworkers Federation.
Stillman taught at Oxford University where he was visiting fellow at Magdalen College. He was founding editor of WorkingUSA, an
academic journal dealing with labor issues, and his work as editor of the United Mine Workers Journal helped it win a National Magazine Award.
Stillman's writing has been published in The Wall Street Journal, Washington Post, Life magazine, Progressive,
and other publications.