Department of Labor Releases List of Slave-Made Goods
After receiving over 6,000 letters from Change.org members calling for the publication of a confidential report listing goods produced by child labor around the world, the Department of Labor responded by publicly releasing the list this week.
This list was mandated by anti-trafficking legislation back in 2005, but the Bush administration dragged their feet for years. Now, thanks to your voices and the hard work of our friends at Polaris Project and other NGOs such as the International Labor Rights Forum, it’s finally available.
This list is a huge boon for consumers who want to choose slave-free products, and for organizations working to pressure companies and countries to end the use of child labor.
You can thank the Department of Labor for taking this important step toward ending child labor by leaving a comment at the bottom of the post here.