Child labor

These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans

These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans These Photos Show the People Who Turn a Cotton Plant Into Your Jeans

Following the path of cotton from Burkina Faso to Bangladesh to your local mall.

Dec 12, 2016 / Photo Essay / Meta Krese and Jošt Franko

Elaine Chao

Elaine Chao, Ruined Department of Labor, Picked to Ensure Safety of Nation’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles Elaine Chao, Ruined Department of Labor, Picked to Ensure Safety of Nation’s Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

Under her leadership, the Department of Labor routinely ignored complaints about wage theft and workplace safety.

Nov 30, 2016 / Spencer Woodman

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India’s New Child-Labor Loophole India’s New Child-Labor Loophole

India’s new child-labor bill is a cause for celebration for the bosses, not children and human-rights advocates. 

Aug 15, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Child workers in Thailand

Congress Has Only Now Banned Slave Labor in US Imports Congress Has Only Now Banned Slave Labor in US Imports

Congress just passed legislation to close a loophole that’s allowed Americans to import slave-made goods for decades.

Feb 23, 2016 / Michelle Chen

Vietnamese Factory Workers

TPP Could Actually Make Working Conditions Worse in Vietnam TPP Could Actually Make Working Conditions Worse in Vietnam

The free market won’t break the country’s manufacturers’ reliance on forced labor, child labor, and dismal wages.

Jul 1, 2015 / Michelle Chen

Is Your Favorite Chocolate the Product of Child Labor?

Is Your Favorite Chocolate the Product of Child Labor? Is Your Favorite Chocolate the Product of Child Labor?

An estimated half-million to 1.5 million children are involved in the cocoa trade.

Dec 22, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Winners Are Radicals—and That’s a Good Thing

This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Winners Are Radicals—and That’s a Good Thing This Year’s Nobel Peace Prize Winners Are Radicals—and That’s a Good Thing

Don’t overlook the fact that Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai have challenged economic and political elites, including multinational corporations and President Obama.

Oct 10, 2014 / Blog / John Nichols

How ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers

How ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers How ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Campaigns Can Actually End Up Hurting Workers

Samsung’s moral corrective had been issued on paper, but it did not translate so well for the Chinese workers.

Jul 18, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

Did Child Labor Build Your Smart Phone?

Did Child Labor Build Your Smart Phone? Did Child Labor Build Your Smart Phone?

A watchdog group has uncovered numerous labor violations at a Samsung supplier in southern China—including underage workers.

Jul 11, 2014 / Blog / Michelle Chen

The Turkey Lobby Helped Block Child Labor Regulations

The Turkey Lobby Helped Block Child Labor Regulations The Turkey Lobby Helped Block Child Labor Regulations

Turkey producers lobbied to help block regulations that would have prevented dangerous child labor.

Nov 28, 2013 / Blog / Lee Fang

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