Thursday, September 28, 2023 from 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM PDT
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Emerald Downs 
2300 Ron Crockett Dr.
Auburn, WA 98001

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Megan Pearson  
Development Director  

ANEW in collaboration with ILO and The Women's Bureau invite you to a regional salon! 

You are invited to join ANEW and the US Department of Labor Women's Bureau and the International Labour Organziation Office and Canada on a Regional Conversation to discuss Gender-Based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.  This conversation will include representation from different sectors including construction, transportation, hospitality, healthcare and the public sector.  

 We will start with a panel discussion moderated by Robin Runge and lead into table top discussions. The day will address and have conversations around: 

  • CBA/CWA/PLA Language
  • Drafting GBVH workplace policy
  • Creating a know your rights campaign 
  • Drafting best practices for your industry on GBVH language 

This is a free event, a light breakfast, lunch and beverages are provided! 

Space is limited, please register today!  


ANEW GBVH Convening

Thursday, September 28, 2023

8:00 a.m. – 2:00 p.m.


Long Term Goals of Work to Prevent and address GBVH:

  • Draft and adopt new CBA language that incorporates tradeswomen union workers’ experiences with gender-based violence and harassment, what behaviors they want to be prohibited, and actions they proactively want the union and employer to take to prevent it (training, monitoring, evaluation of interventions, confidential information line), using ILO C190 as model language to consider.
  • Increased awareness and understanding among union women leaders, employers and government leaders of what GBVH in the workplace is, its root causes and impacts.
  • Adoption of local, or statewide legislation amending definition of sexual harassment that better reflects the experience of tradeswomen; mandating ongoing interactive worker-led training and education.
  • Develop long-term sustainable connections and networks (coalitions?) of diverse union women workers across sectors who committed to and engaged in efforts to amend law and policy regarding GBVH at work to make it more responsive to the needs and experiences of women workers.


Learning Objectives for this Conference

As a result of this Conference, participants will be better able to:

  • Describe gender-based violence and harassment in the world of work, its root causes and impacts.
  • Identify specific strategies interventions to prevent and address GBVH in the world of work
  • Collaborate with allies in diverse sectors, employers and across government to develop and implement strategies and interventions to prevent and address GBVH in the world of work


8:00 a.m. – 9:15 a.m.     Welcome and Kick Off Panel Discussion

The Opportunity and Need to Come Together To Prevent and Address Gender-based Violence and Harassment in the World of Work.


Kevin Cassidy, ILO Director, US and Canada Office, describing what is being done in Canada and elsewhere in the U.S. to implement ILO C190, the value of social dialogue

Sybill Hyppolite, Government Affairs Director, Washington State Labor Council, AFL-CIO

Andrew Powell, Vice President, Hoffman Construction to describe his company’s commitment to preventing and addressing GBVH

Christina Bayaniyan, Organizer with Sheet Metal Local 66 to describe her experiences

9:15 a.m. – 10:15 a.m.                  Defining GBVH in the World of Work

Table-top (SMALL GROUP) discussion facilitated by Robin (Depending upon how many folks we have in the room who were there in May this may be a repeat of May or a building from May).

  • What is GBVH in the world of work – 1/3 of the room
  • What are the root causes of GBVH in the world of work – 1/3 of the room
  • What are the impacts of GBVH in the world of work 1/3 of the room


10:15 a.m. – 10:30 a.m.               BREAK

10:30 a.m. – 11:15 a.m.               How do we get there? Examples of Increasing Prevention of and Addressing GBVH in the World of Work Consistent with ILO 190 Principles


Leah Rambo, WB, discussing how to get CBA language on GBVH, why important

Steve Marchese, talking about the role of his office in enforcing this labor standards

Liz Ford, Clinic Law Professor, University of Seattle – describing what her clinic does and how it supports these efforts

11:15 a.m. – 12:30 p.m.               Developing responses that address the root causes and impacts of GBVH

LARGE GROUP DISCUSSION (15 minutes) Ask the group members to throw out ideas for what to work on to prevent and address GBVH – CBA language, legislation, resolution in ILO C190, education and awareness campaign)

SMALL GROUP Action Planning

12:30 p.m. – 1:00 p.m.                 LUNCH

1:00 p.m. – 1:45 p.m.     Presentations from Small Group work seeking feedback, identifying next steps.

1:45 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.      Closing and Thank You