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S'mores Action: Color-In Petition to Hershey

Publication Date: 

May 26, 2011

As part of our summer S'mores action, you can download this color-in petition to Hershey and get your friends and family to join you in calling on Hershey to go Fair Trade! This version of the petition is perfect for kids (or adults) to color in for a fun summer activity. Remember that you do NOT need to make S'mores in order to collect signatures on this petition -- we want you to make your voice heard no matter what.

To download the traditional, signature petition to Hershey, click here.

Freedom at Work Toolkit 2010

Publication Date: 

October 7, 2010

Workers around the world face systematic barriers to organizing, including egregious acts of violence and intimidation. Thousands of workers were physically and verbally harassed, arrested and abducted for their involvement with unions as they continue to be denied their fundamental, internationally recognized right to freedom of association and collective bargaining.

Toxic Uniforms

Publication Date: 

December 10, 2009

“Made in USA” requirements provide little insurance against poor working conditions and low wages, according to a new report by SweatFree Communities released today, International Human Rights Day. 

Pick All the Cotton: Update on Uzbekistan's Use of Forced Child Labor in 2009 Harvest

Publication Date: 

December 4, 2009

This report evaluates the continued use of forced child labor in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan.  The update is based on information gathered by human rights defenders within  Uzbekistan from September through November 2009.  Contrary to the government of Uzbekistan’s assertions that it has banned forced child labor, this report indicates that the government continues to compel children to pick cotton, closing schools and using other coercive measures to enforce compliance.