Vision September 2015
Solutions: Mapping Shared Exposure To Risky Labor Brokers
The Cost Of A Job: Quantifying Forced Labor: Workers Subsidize Employers With Billions Of Dollars
The issue of forced labor has long defied quantification at numerous levels: how many people work in conditions of modern-day slavery in supply chains? How much money do labor brokers earn from placing workers in forced labor situations? How much do government officials make from corrupt money flows? How much do employers 'save' by transferring costs to workers - and how is this reflected in the price paid by buyers? Read more.
From The Field: Verité in Thailand: The Thai Seafood Sector
Thai seafood sector remains in the crosshairs of consumer, media, regulatory, NGO and brand attention. On the pressure side, the European Union has issued Thailand a yellow card or threat of a trade ban if it doesn't crack down on illegal, unreported and unregulated (IUU) fishing. The US State and Labor departments have released reports harshly critical of labor abuses, including labor trafficking risks. The Guardian, Associated Press and New York Times, among others, have published a devastating series of stories describing modern day slavery among Burmese and Cambodian migrants sold to or held by Thai fishing boat captains. Read more.
Latest News: Ending Child Labor in the Digital Age - DOL Releases New Mobile Application
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