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Keep Workers Safe in Bangladesh!

Five and a half years ago, after the deadliest manufacturing disaster ever – the Rana Plaza building collapse that killed at least 1,134 garment workers in Bangladesh – unions, NGOs, and consumers came together and called...

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Marriott: Break the Silence

Sexual harassment is a pervasive problem many people face at work - especially in the hotel industry. 

Marriott, the biggest hotel company on the planet, has refused to disclose the number of incidents of sexual harassment and assault in...

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Act Now: Stop Exploitation on the Honduran Melon Fields

"Those melons are contaminated by exploitation,” said a Honduran melon worker employed by Fyffes.

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Replace NAFTA - End the Corporate Power Grab

The North American Free Trade Agreement (NAFTA) has meant job loss, the degradation of local economies in all three member countries — the U.S., Canada and Mexico — and increased power for multinational corporations. And there are no indications...

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RSPO: Suspend Indofood!

The Roundtable on Sustainable Palm Oil (RSPO) is the global certification body for “sustainable” palm oil. If a big name brand, like PepsiCo, Unilever, or Mondelez claims it is using sustainable palm oil, it almost certainly means RSPO oil. ILRF...

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Colombia: Protect Human Rights Defenders

On July 1, 2017, Alberto Román Acosta González, president of the Guacarí branch of Colombia’s National Union of Agricultural Workers (SINTRAINAGRO), was gunned down by two hired men while watching his son play soccer. For over ten years, Alberto...

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Gaspar Matalaev reporting on Turkmenistan's cotton harvest.

Free Gaspar Matalaev: Imprisoned for documenting forced and child labor

Alternative Turkmenistan News (ATN) reporter Gaspar Matalaev remains imprisoned on false charges of fraud, despite multiple promises to his family that he would be released. Matalaev was arrested the night of October 4, 2016, two days after his...

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End Persecution of Labor Activists

The minimum wage in Bangladesh's garment industry is equal to just US$67 a month. This wage has been fixed since 2013. Meanwhile the cost of living has increased dramatically: over 6% per year since 2013. Workers who already couldn't cover basic...

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Stand with Pepsi Palm Oil Workers!

Pepsi is using an ad during the 2018 Super Bowl to attract to a new generation of customers with a new campaign slogan, This is the Pepsi. What the multi-billion dollar company does not want you to see is the exploitative working...

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