Labor Rights

Workers picking cotton in a field (© Timur Karpov/AP Images)

How the U.S. supports workers’ rights around the world

The U.S. fights for the rights of workers worldwide. Learn more about U.S. efforts to improve working conditions in countries around the world.
President Biden touching his mask while sitting at desk with César Chávez bust and framed photos on table behind him (© Chip Somodevilla/Getty Images)

César Chávez’s place at the White House

President Biden added a bust of labor activist César Chávez to the Oval Office as a sign of his belief in the dignity of workers. Learn more about Chávez.
High fence with barbed wire and large Chinese posters (© Anna Fifield/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

China’s leaders expand use of forced labor

China's rulers are expanding use of forced labor in Xinjiang, posing risks to global supply chains, the U.S. Department of Labor says.
Group of protesters holding signs, making fists, shouting (© Matias Delacroix/AP Images)

Venezuelans protest for teachers and basic services

During September and early October, hundreds of protesters took to the streets across Venezuela to demand a better quality of life.
Men wading through muddy water carrying hoses (© Michael Robinson Chavez/The Washington Post/Getty Images)

U.N. report cites atrocities for Venezuelans in mining area

A new report compiled by the U.N. reveals the extent of human rights abuses in Venezuela's Orinoco mining arc, from limb amputations to brutal killings.
Man in hardhat standing in a manufacturing building (Courtesy of Trevor Hutchinson)

Watershed disabilities law strengthens U.S. firms

Read on to learn how the Americans with Disabilities Act empowered Trevor Hutchinson to request accommodations that boosted his work performance.
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U.S. warns of business risks from China’s abuses

The U.S. is advising companies to watch out for the risks of doing business with companies that might support China's human rights abuses in Xinjiang.
Ivanka Trump speaking while flanked by Ambassador Richmond, left, and Secretary Pompeo (State Dept./Freddie Everett)

Honoring heroes in the fight against human trafficking

A State Department report details trends in human trafficking. Find out which countries are making progress to stop the practice.
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Human trafficking is a global epidemic [video]

Human trafficking affects 25 million people around the world today. Learn more about how to spot it in your community and help those in need.