Tom Perez

Labor Dept.: Steps Made in Fight against Child Labor

  • September 30, 2016
  • Jeff C. Wheeler

More than 80 countries have demonstrated they are “upholding their commitments to abolish forced labor and the worst forms of child labor,” according to U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas Perez, in the Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor report released today. More than 168 million children are toiling under harsh conditions, with more than… [READ MORE]

Celebrating Solidarity Center’s Global Labor Program!

Solidarity Center allies—congressional lawmakers, policymakers, union leaders, human rights and democracy representatives and others—gathered on Capitol Hill to mark the launch of the Global Labor Program, a five-year cooperative effort by the Solidarity Center and the U.S. Agency for International Development (USAID) to promote worker rights, gender equality and democracy worldwide. “Development cannot be sustained or inclusive without… [READ MORE]