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Briefing: Seafood Working Group (SWG) Findings on Taiwan and Thailand for the 2022 TIP Report


Thursday, April 7, 2022 - 8:00am

Human trafficking and forced labor remain widespread throughout the Thailand and Taiwan seafood industries, which supply consumers and brands across the globe. This is in large part due to discriminatory legal and policy frameworks, as well as government failures to promote and protect labor rights for vulnerable categories of workers. Labor rights, particularly freedom of association and collective bargaining, are critical to forced labor prevention, yet these rights are often denied or severely restricted for migrant workers.

Justice for Jeyasre Vigil


Wednesday, April 21, 2021 - 10:00am

The global labor and gender justice movement is coming together to honor the life of Jeyasre Kathiravel, an Indian garment worker and union member who was organizing against gender-based violence and harassment in her workplace, but after facing months of sexual harassment by her supervisor, was found murdered in January of this year. This vigil is a call to rise up and join in solidarity with garment workers who are demanding an end to gender-based violence and harassment in the global garment supply chain.


2020 GLJ - ILRF Online Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony


Thursday, October 1, 2020 - 6:00pm to 7:30pm

Please Click Here to Watch A Recording of the Event


For the last eleven years, the Labor Rights Defenders Awards ceremony has brought together leaders and activists from the labor movement along with allies from the women's, migrant, human rights and social movements. Together and stronger than ever as Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum (GLJ-ILRF), we are looking forward to the 2020 GLJ - ILRF Labor Rights Defenders Awards Ceremony where we will honor and uplift those on the front lines of transforming the global economy and fight for labor justice globally. 

We can't wait for you to join us in celebrating these incredible leaders and organizations! 

International Workers’ Day: Farmworkers Demand Justice in Honduras


Friday, May 1, 2020 - 1:00pm to Monday, September 25, 2023 - 7:06pm

On May Day – International Workers’ Day – hear from farmworkers and trade unionists in Honduras who are fighting for justice on the farms of multinational corporation Fyffes, the number one supplier of melons to the U.S. market. Melon pickers are “essential workers” during the COVID-19 pandemic and yet the billion-dollar Fyffes corporation refuses to give them face masks and gloves, and has not implemented any social distancing on overcrowded company buses.

Webinar: Snapshots of Organizing Across Asia


Thursday, October 17, 2019 - 9:00pm to Monday, September 25, 2023 - 7:06pm

Labor Notes and the International Labor Rights Forum are co-hosting a webinar on October 17 at 9:00 p.m. EST on how labor activists across Asia are building power in the face of multinational corporations. 

What are the opportunities and challenges for strengthening solidarity across the region? How can we organize in our own unions to build a movement that can tackle rising inequality across borders? How is state repression impacting how activists organize?

These are some of the questions we hope to discuss with activists from Japan, Myanmar, and the Philippines. 

Labor Notes Regional Conference: Building International Solidarity and Defending Labor Activists in Asia


Friday, August 16, 2019 - 12:00am to Monday, September 25, 2023 - 7:06pm

Across Asia, multinational corporations are pushing an agenda of outsourcing, subcontracting, and short-term contracts to minimize their responsibility for labor rights violations and to keep out independent, democratic unions. Throughout the region, millions of migrant workers have few legal protections and face precarious employment and unsafe positions. Migrant fishers and domestic workers frequently face not only institutional discrimination, but also sometimes physical abuse and sexual harassment at the hands of their employers.