In April 2013, all eyes turned to Bangladesh following the horrific Rana Plaza building collapse. The tragedy left 1,134 garment workers dead, and over 2,000 workers injured. In the aftermath of the tragedy, global brands, trade unions and worker...more
Tell Abercrombie & Fitch: Don’t Abandon Workers
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...more
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...more
Cambodian Human Rights Defender Under Threat
Moeun Tola, the Director of the Center for Alliance of Labor and Human Rights (CENTRAL), ILRF’s longtime partner in Cambodia, is facing falsified and politically motivated allegations in an attempt to undermine the work of his grassroots...more
Colombia: Protect Human Rights Defenders
On July 1, 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 fought...more
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...more
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...more
Chipotle: Stop abuses in your supply chain!
Chipotle claims to serve “Food with Integrity.” Yet Chipotle sources produce from Taylor Farms — the largest fresh-cut produce supplier in America — which has abused, threatened and endangered hundreds of mostly...more