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Jeffrey Vogt

Solidarity Center
Legal Director
Washington, DC
Jeff Vogt is the Rule of Law Director of the Solidarity Center, the largest U.S.-based international worker rights organization supporting workers attain dignity on the job and greater equity at work and in their community. He supports trade unions on legal and policy advocacy before national, regional and international tribunals. From 2011 through 2016, Jeff was Legal Director of the International Trade Union Confederation (ITUC), a global organization that represents over 200 million workers in 162 countries and territories. He has published extensively and spoken frequently on international labor law and trade and labor standards, including testimony before the legislatures of the United States, Canada and the European Union. Before joining the ITUC in 2011, he served as AFL-CIO deputy international director and also was the AFL-CIO global economic policy specialist. Previously, he represented domestic and foreign trade unions in litigation in U.S. state and federal courts. He is a graduate of Cornell Law School, where he earned his J.D. and L.L.M. in international and comparative law, and studied international law at the University of Paris I–Sorbonne.