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Investment Firm, Artists, and Wireless Provider to Be Celebrated For Their Commitment to Workers’ Rights



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ADVISORY for Thursday, April 6

WHAT:

American Rights at Work to Host Second Annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration

From Hollywood to Wall Street, businesses and individuals are forging partnerships that embrace workers’ rights, justice, and equality. Next week, American Rights at Work will honor workers’ rights leaders and activists from diverse backgrounds at its second annual Eleanor Roosevelt Human Rights Awards Celebration in Washington, DC. The recipients reflect a growing concern about workplace fairness among employers, civic-minded individuals, and organizations outside the labor movement. Many view protecting workers’ rights as good business practice and a crucial act for advancing democracy and human rights at home and abroad.

The 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.

WHO:

The awards celebration, featuring special guest Sen. John Edwards, will honor:

— Studs Terkel

With unmatched creativity and sensitivity, author and activist Studs Terkel lifts up the voices of America’s working people.

— Danny Glover

One of most recognized talents on the silver screen, Danny Glover is also well-known on the picket line, where he works to improve the lives of hotel workers and their families.

— Cingular Wireless

The nation’s largest wireless digital voice and data network provider achieves a true partnership with its employees and their unions.

— Walden Asset Management

By selecting investment opportunities that honor workers’ rights and engaging in shareholder action when those rights are stepped on, Walden improves corporate labor practices.

— Tom Morello

From his band Rage Against the Machine to his work as co-founder of the non-profit Axis of Justice, Tom Morello’s music and life are centered around truth, justice, and dignity.

WHEN:

Thursday, April 6, 2006

5-7p.m

WHERE:

National Museum of Women in the Arts

Washington, DC

For additional information or to schedule a time to interview one of the award recipients or a spokesperson from American Rights at Work, please contact John Anthony at 202-822-2127 ext. 118, or via email at janthony@americanrightsatwork.org.

American Rights at Work is a nonprofit advocacy organization dedicated to educating the American public about the barriers that workers face when they attempt to exercise their rights to organize and engage in collective bargaining.

Investment Firm, Artists, and Wireless Provider to Be Celebrated For Their Commitment to Workers’ Rights