Design for Freedom’s new report urges professionals working in the built environment to examine where their building materials come from and who made them. The report includes an article by Shawn MacDonald, Verité’s CEO, “What Can Construction Teams and Manufacturers/Importers Do?”

 

The report underscores the importance of better purchasing practices by brands and retailers in meeting post-COVID demand and protecting supply chain workers during pandemic recovery.

 

In a post on the Washington Post website, Nobel Peace Prize Winner Kailash Satyarthi explains what is at stake for many children due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

 

The Economic Policy Institute reports that a 40 percent increase in pay would cost just $25 per household.

 
The U.S. Government Accountability Office reports that while the Department of Homeland Security’s U.S. Customs and Border Protection has increased resources and enforcement efforts, it needs to improve workforce planning and monitoring.


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