Golden Palms? A Look at Liberia Work Conditions


Tuesday, August 19, 2014 - 12:00pm

Over the past 5 years, international palm oil companies (including some of the industry’s largest producers like Sime Darby and and Golden AgriResources) have bought up hundreds of thousands of hectares in Liberia to create enormous palm oil plantations.  The Liberian government has often justified the sale of the concessions by noting that they will create decent jobs for low-skilled laborers, but what is the reality on the ground?  

2014 USAS Student Labor Movement Gala


Friday, August 8, 2014 - 5:30pm

Join United Students Against Sweatshops, a long-time partner of ILRF, for the first annual Student Labor Movement Gala, a celebration of students’ work to rein in the anti-worker forces of global capital and build a better world for workers and students alike. The Gala will bring together students from across the country, USAS alumni, allies from other social justice movements, and you.

Press Conference for Low-Wage Contract Workers


Tuesday, July 29, 2014 - 9:00am

Join hundreds of Good Jobs Nation workers who will gather to declare that the President’s $10.10 Executive Order is a great first step, but it's not enough to lift them out of poverty.   These workers need more than the minimum – they need a Good Jobs Executive Order that makes sure federal contractors respect collective bargaining rights, pay living wages and benefits, stop wage theft, and don’t pay CEOs excessive salaries.

Women’s Rights in the Apparel Industry: Ending Violence, Empowering Voices


Tuesday, April 29, 2014 - 9:30am to 4:00pm

Conference convened by the International Labor Rights Forum. Click here for the agenda.

Sponsored by American Federation of Teachers, Berger-Marks Foundation, Solidarity Center, and United Methodist Women.

Co-hosts: AFL-CIO, Association for Women's Rights in Development (AWID), Coalition of Labor Union Women, Feminist Majority Foundation, Just Associates, Model Alliance, Moriah Fund, Rutgers Center for Women’s Global Leadership,  and United Students Against Sweatshops.

From Field to Fork: Food Worker Justice Panel and Reception


Tuesday, April 8, 2014 - 4:30pm

Around the world, workers throughout the food supply chain are often poorly paid, denied benefits and vulnerable to temporary and contract work. We have thus convened a panel of leaders, activists and members in movements to improve livelihoods for all the people who work to provide us the food we eat. We hope you will join us for this important, engaging discussion. 

From Triangle Shirtwaist to Bangladesh: The Garment Industry, Tragedy, and Workplace Safety Reform


Tuesday, March 25, 2014 - 5:30pm

Reception at 5:30 pm. Event starts sharply at 6:00 pm.


Please join us for a panel discussion of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and its effect on labor laws and workplace safety in the US, and of the recent factory fire in Bangladesh and the effect it might have there and elsewhere in the developing world for similar reforms. Organized by Professors Donna Haverty-Stacke and Eduardo Contreras and Human Rights Program Director Lawrence Moss.

The panel will be moderated by Donna Haverty-Stacke, Associate Professor of History, Hunter College