Labor Rights

Men tying down plastic sheeting next to farm equipment in field (© Mark Schiefelbein/AP Images)

U.S. helps businesses avoid Xinjiang forced labor

The U.S. government is redoubling efforts to help businesses ensure they do not aid PRC forced labor in Xinjiang. Read this story to learn more.
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Fight for a world without human trafficking

A new State Department report will inform global efforts to fight human trafficking. Learn more about the heroes who are supporting victims.
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Amid global outcry, U.S. expands push to stop forced labor in...

The United States is committed to keeping forced labor out of global supply chains. Learn more about efforts to deter its use in China.
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How the U.S. uses trade to deter forced labor

The United States blocks products made with forced labor from entering the country. Learn more about this and other efforts to deter forced labor worldwide.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.