CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

The Center for Global Workers’ Rights received the grant from the Open Society Foundations to address challenges confronting vulnerable working groups in global supply chains.
CGWR receives $200,000 grant for 2019-2020 academic year

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UNIVERSITY PARK, Pa. — The School of Labor and Employment Relations Center for Global Workers’ Rights (CGWR) recently received a $200,000 grant from the Open Society Foundations to address challenges confronting vulnerable working groups in global supply chains. 

During the 2019-2020 academic year, the CGWR will convene a series of retreats and meetings, bringing together major US labor organizations and non-governmental organizations. Their goal is to identify and develop an understanding of how organizations of workers, migrants and women can work together to support the development of local and global labor strategies.

This collective effort will strengthen the current strategic framework established by organizations currently working together. Throughout the next five years, the CGWR and partner organizations will identify ways to build the existing structure, allies, capacity, and resources across a movement ecosystem to bring to scale.

Center director and Associate Professor Mark Anner is the primary investigator of the grant. Working with him as a co-investigator is Dr. Catherine Bowman, a visiting research professor with the CGWR.