Author: Sam Nelson

Photo credit: Fédération de l'Hôtellerie de la Restauration et du Tourisme and Organisation Nationale des Syndicats Libres de Guinée

On December 2, 2020, the International Union of Food, Farm & Hotel Workers (IUF) held their first-ever virtual rally. Dozens from across the world attended to shine a spotlight on a union fight at the Marriott-Sheraton Grand Conakry located in Conakry, Guinea, the West African country’s capital city. The hotel only opened… Read More»

The latest report from Global Labor Justice (GLJ) and the Asia Floor Wage Alliance (AFWA) details gender-based violence in the workplace that has become a front and center issue in recent years. While the issue itself receives more attention than it once did, we still lack the resources or guidelines… Read More»

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Hundreds of business, labor union, and government representatives from International Labour Organization member countries are meeting in Geneva, Switzerland for the annual International Labour Conference in June. The goal of the U.N. agency’s forum this year is to create a global standard to address gender-based violence in the workplace. To… Read More»

Individuals and labor advocates around the world united today to demand an end to unjust retaliation against working people. The repression of and retaliation against labor rights supporters is a global problem. In December of last year, Chinese authorities arrested 25 labor rights organizers and activists in the industrial province… Read More»

Photo via Retail Action Project

Last month, the United Food and Commercial Workers union announced that more than 1,000 employees at Zara’s New York City locations voted to join together in union. This news marks the biggest retail organizing victory since 1,200 sales associates at H&M came together to improve their working conditions in 2009.… Read More»

Hugo Boss, the multibillion-dollar luxury fashion giant, is under fire for a string of labor violations at its massive factory in Turkey. The Fair Labor Association (FLA), an auditing group made up of universities, NGOs and companies, including Hugo Boss, recently issued a report based on its monitoring of working… Read More»

via Clean Clothes Campaign

Here in the United States, working people have come together to demand $15 an hour and better jobs. And in cities and towns across Cambodia the chants of working people have also pierced the air, demanding an equally important number: $177. Men and women in Cambodia  have been demanding a… Read More»

Via ILO in Asia and the Pacific

Walmart is not only the world’s largest retailer and private employer; it’s also the overseer of one of the largest supply chains in the world. Walmart exerts enormous pressure on its suppliers and even has million-plus square foot warehouses just for its own products. Even though Walmart exerts an enormous… Read More»