A delegation of trade union leaders from Iraq is touring the United States this month, and arrives in Vermont for a two-day visit starting tomorrow. It marks the first time that Iraqi labor leaders have visited the U.S.. And the tour is meant to provide a window into what life and work is like for Iraqis since the U.S. invasion in 2003.
The trip to Vermont was organized by the group Vermont Labor Against the War, state affiliate of a national coalition that includes 112 labor organizations around the country representing more than four-million unionized workers.
Dawn Stanger is vice president of the Vermont Workers’ Center, one of the groups in the coalition. She spoke with Mitch Wertlieb about the upcoming visit by the Iraqis.
(To listen to Mitch’s interview with Dawn Stanger, click on the “Listen” icon.)
Note: Two events are scheduled this weekend with the delegates and are open to the public. The first is Saturday at 6:00pm at the Trinity United Methodist Church. The second takes place in Burlington at 12:00pm at the top of Church Street.