DOL and OSHA logosWorkers' Voice Summit - September 27-29, 2022

 

Overview

The Workers' Voice Summit is a three-day event where workers, organizations and worker advocates come together to foster global community, build new relationships, and discuss ideas for addressing workers’ concerns. The event is focused on creating a space for workers and their advocates to engage with the Department of Labor about their concerns and ideas. If you are an employer or employer’s representative, please look out for other opportunities to engage with the department.

The summit is hosted by the department's Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), in collaboration with other agencies. Taking place in Washington DC, the event promises to be engaging, empowering, and solutions-oriented. This is an opportunity for sharing experiences and ideas on working safely in this country.

Registration is closed for this event.

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Purpose

 

Why Host a Workers' Voice Summit at the Department of Labor?
  • Workers have been devastated by the COVID-19 pandemic, and felt abandoned and marginalized.
  • OSHA as an agency is fully committed to ensuring that diversity, equity and inclusion become embedded into all its programs.
  • To combat persistent inequalities and advance equity, the department has proceeded to:
    • expand its outreach and collaboration with stakeholders in order to strengthen trust;
    • empower workers to be more knowledgeable of their rights and reduce their fear of retaliation; and
    • create a variety of more worker-centric, accessible tools and resources

In all these efforts, the department wants to foster active dialogue and to hear directly from workers.

Main Objectives
  • Lift workers’ voices, encourage new collaborations, and strengthen existing ties between the department and labor unions, worker centers, labor-focused faith communities, and small businesses.
  • Focus on embedding equity in all policies and programs, such as in hiring and recruitment, OSHA Alliance program and Susan Harwood Training Grants.
  • Exchange information about trends impacting workers, dialogue and work together to identify problems and define solutions and reinvigorate and extend meaningful relationships.
  • Expand accessibility to the department for vulnerable workers and their advocates.

We look forward to your participation to help make workplaces safer for everyone.

Participant Information

Registration is closed.

 

If you have any questions, please contact us at workersvoice@dol.gov.

Collaborating Department of Labor agencies include the Bureau of International Labor Affairs, Office of the Assistant Secretary for Policy, Office of Public Engagement, Office of the Solicitor, Wage and Hour Division, and the Women's Bureau.

 

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