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Event: Workers Key to More Fair Global Food Supply Chains

Farmworker rights advocates, policymakers and agricultural workers from Mexico, Morocco, Tunisia and the United States are set to share strategies to build worker power, create decent work in the fields and demand greater justice across global food chains in Los Angeles next month. The conference, “Realizing a More Fair Global Food Supply Chain,” will explore… [READ MORE]

child labor, Solidarity Center, worker rights

Half of Child Laborers Worldwide Toil in Hazardous Work

Of the 152 million children forced to work around the world, nearly half—73 million—are engaged in hazardous work, which includes dangerous, unsafe working conditions, and work that exposes children to physical, psychological or sexual abuse, according to the U.S. Department of Labor 2017 Findings of the Worst Forms of Child Labor report released yesterday. In… [READ MORE]

Uzbekistan, cotton harvest, forced labor, child labor, human rights, Solidarity Center

Fewer Workers Forced to Prepare Uzbek Cotton Fields

For the first time in years, large numbers of public-sector employees were not forced to carry out spring fieldwork in Uzbekistan’s cotton fields, although instances of child labor and forced labor were documented, according to a new report by the Uzbek-German Forum (UGF). Despite progress, “No Need for Forced Labor when Farmers are Empowered to… [READ MORE]

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“People coming together undoing those legacies of disenfranchisement, feudalism and slavery to create real voice and power: That is what we see when we see agricultural workers coming together,” says Shawna Bader-Blau, Solidarity Center executive director  [Starting minute 5:00], in this podcast interview.

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