International Labor Rights Forum

ILRF is an advocacy organization dedicated to achieving just and humane treatment for workers worldwide. ILRF serves a unique role among human rights organizations as advocates for and with working poor around the world. We believe that all workers have the right to a safe working environment where they are treated with dignity and respect, and where they can organize freely to defend and promote their rights and interests.

Releases by this organization

Newswire article
Wednesday, December 15, 2010
US Department of Labor Lists Cocoa, Cotton and Other Goods as Products Made by Forced, Child Labor
Today, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released its second list of goods believed to have been produced using forced or child labor globally. DOL also releases its 2010 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor and a list of products produced by forced or indentured child labor as required by Executive Order 13126. The list of goods includes a number of industries where the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has identified these labor rights abuses to occur including cocoa, cotton, tobacco and rubber.
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Monday, June 07, 2010
World Cup Soccer Balls Missed the Goal Set 13 Years Ago: Child Labor, Poverty Wages, Temporary Workers
As excitement grows for the upcoming FIFA World Cup beginning shortly in South Africa, there is a part of the World Cup that many sports fans will not see. The workers stitching soccer balls in Pakistan, India, China and Thailand continue to experience alarming labor rights violations even 13 years after the soccer ball industry signed the "Atlanta Agreement" committing to clean up the industry.
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Thursday, December 10, 2009
Worst Companies for Union Organizing Highlighted for International Human Rights Day
As human rights advocates around the world celebrate International Human Rights Day, the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has released "Working for Scrooge: Worst Companies of 2009 for the Right to Associate" - a list of the four worst multinational corporations for union organizing.
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Newswire article
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Department of Labor Lists Cocoa, Cotton and Other Goods as Products Made by Forced, Child Labor
Today, the US Department of Labor (DOL) released a list of goods believed to have been produced using forced or child labor globally. The list includes a number of industries where the International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) has identified these labor rights abuses to occur including cocoa, cotton, tobacco and rubber.
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Newswire article
Thursday, September 03, 2009
Freedom to Organize at Work Worldwide Recognized on Labor Day
Across the country as people celebrate Labor Day, workers around the world continue to face obstacles as they try to create a better life for themselves and their families. The global economic crisis has deeply affected workers who face massive job losses, plunging millions of families into poverty and leading to questions about the sustainability of our economic policies. At the same time, many workers are experiencing violations of their right to organize labor unions to protect their interests.
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Newswire article
Thursday, January 29, 2009
Super Bowl Halftime Sponsor Bridgestone Firestone Continues to Exploit Workers in Liberia
This Sunday, millions of sports fans around the world will watch this year's National Football League (NFL) Super Bowl Halftime show sponsored by Bridgestone and featuring Bruce Springsteen. Meanwhile, the halftime show's title sponsor will continue its long history of exploitation of workers and the environment in Liberia.
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