Open World Conference of Workers

In Defense of Trade Union Independence & Democratic Rights

Sponsored by the San Francisco Labor Council, the International Liaison Committee for a Workers International and the Continuations Committee of the Western Hemispheric Workers Conference Against NAFTA and Privatizations 




Who We Are


OWC Campaigns


Tribunal on Africa


Campaign In Defense of Working Women's Rights


Madrid Conference 2005


Public Education Conference 2003


Berlin Conference 2002


Open World Conference 2000 


Western Hemisphere Workers Conference 1997





 San Francisco anti-war protest  (AP Photo Marcio Jose Sanchez)


International Liaison Committee

English and Spanish Newsletters


Third Caribbean Conference (Port au Prince, Haiti -- Dec. 12-13, 2008): "To Defend Haiti is to Defend Ourselves!"

The International Trade Union Merger and the Fight for the Independence of the Trade Unions



Website Updated on November 21, 2010

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Open World Conference Continuations Committee


Jack Henning
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus
California Labor Federation

Walter Johnson
Secretary-Treasurer Emeritus
San Francisco Labor Council

Baldemar Velasquez
Farm Labor Organizing Committee

Ed Rosario.
New York Labor Council
for Latin American Advancement

Daniel Gluckstein
International Liaison Committee
for a Workers' International (ILC)

Patrick Hébert
General Secretary
CGT-Force Ouvrière
(Loire-Atlantique) France

Nancy Wohlforth

Frank Martin del Campo
Executive Board
San Francisco Labor Council

Alan Benjamin
Executive Board
San Francisco Labor Council

Julian Kunnie
Professor of Africana Studies
University of Arizona - Tucson