Labor Rights

Infographic depicting actions that could be punished by lashing (State Dept./United Nations) (Photo © Hossein Esmaeli/AP Images)

Who is sentenced to lashings in Iran and why

Iran's Islamic Republic hands out "lashing" sentences based on its penal code. Learn who is punished in this cruel and barbaric manner and why.
Man crossing a street with blue car driving past (© Desmond Boylan/AP Images)

5 ways the Cuban revolution has failed the people of Cuba

The Cuban Communist Party has failed to deliver on the promises of the revolution that ushered it into power 60 years ago.
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Help stop modern-day slavery. Download this poster.

Human trafficking is modern-day slavery, and it happens everywhere — possibly in your neighborhood. Learn what you can do to stop it.
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‘No guarantee of rights’: The plight of Iranian workers

Workers in Iran receive prison and lashes for peacefully advocating better labor conditions. The world rebukes the Iranian regime in response.
People sitting in auditorium (© Laura Jarriel/U.N.)

Combating global slavery: A new approach

Governments, businesses, civil society, and activists came together at the United Nations to address the scourge of human trafficking.
Workers in a garment workshop making clothes (© PVH)

Clothing giant looks to Ethiopia as start-to-finish supplier

Clothing company PVH has added Ethiopia to its supply chain in a big way with an environmentally friendly industrial park employing thousands of women.
Drawing of boxes with computer circuitry inside (State Dept./D. Thompson)

What is blockchain and why should workers care?

Learn how this innovative technology could help companies around the world keep track of their supply chains and find out how their suppliers' workers are treated.
Girl holding flowerpot on city street (© AP Images)

Getting child labor out of supply chains

Ten percent of the world’s children are used for child labor. Learn what some U.S. organizations are doing to reduce that by cleaning up supply chains.
Alex Acosta smiling (© Jabin Botsford/Washington Post/Getty Images)

Meet Alex Acosta, U.S. secretary of labor

Secretary of Labor Alex Acosta, a lawyer skilled in labor and civil-rights issues, rose from modest roots to the top of his field. Here's his story.