Human Rights

Businesses are exposed, directly or through their supply chains, to human rights abuses from human trafficking to genocide.



Stories


US supermarket chain shutters stores after hazard pay rules

Kroger, the largest supermarket chain in the US which makes hundred of millions of dollars in profi…

1 year, 5 months

Tesla employee’s firing and Elon Musk tweet on union were illegal, labor board rules.

The National Labor Relations Board on Thursday upheld a 2019 ruling that Tesla had illegally fired …

1 year, 6 months

Amazon and delivery contractor fined $6.4 million by California regulators for stealing wages from drivers

California fined Amazon and a delivery contractor $6.4 million for wage theft violations on Monday.…

1 year, 6 months

New York Sues Amazon, Saying It Inadequately Protected Workers From Covid-19

The case focuses on two of the company's facilities in New York. New York's attorney general, Letit…

1 year, 7 months

Clubhouse in China: Is the data safe?

Last week, the drop-in audio chat app "Clubhouse" enabled rare unfettered Mandarin-language debate …

1 year, 7 months

Amazon Union Drive Takes Hold in Unlikely Place

Workers at a warehouse in Bessemer, Ala., are to vote next month on whether to unionize, the larges…

1 year, 8 months

Biden phases out federal use of private prisons as part of racial equity actions

He also targeted discrimination against Asian Americans, Pacific Islanders. President Joe Biden on …

1 year, 8 months

Nike and Coca-Cola Lobby Against Xinjiang Forced Labor Bill

Business groups and major companies like Apple have been pressing Congress to alter legislation cra…

1 year, 9 months

‘No One Should Get Fired on a Whim’: Fast Food Workers Win More Job Security

The New York City Council passed a bill that would shield workers from being fired without a valid …

1 year, 9 months

Google Researcher Says She Was Fired Over Paper Highlighting Bias in A.I.

Timnit Gebru, one of the few Black women in her field, had voiced exasperation over the company's r…

1 year, 9 months

Petitions


McDonald's Corporat…
Please add a vegan burger to your menu in the US.

"The greatness of a nation can be judged by the way its animals are treated." - Mahatma Gandhi

$158.0 million supporting

Essential Utilities…
Cybersecurity of Infrastructure

Recent reports have demonstrated that America's utilities and infrastructure, like Aqua America, are extremely vulnerable to cybersecurity attacks.

$157.8 million supporting

Netflix, Inc.
Netflix: Pressure GA to repeal abortion ban

Force Netflix, a big part of Georgia's lucrative film industry, to stop filming there & show there's an economic cost to endangering women's lives.

$435.8 million supporting

Pepsico, Inc.
End Ties to Companies With Human Rights Violations

Pepsico should cut ties with Indofood after it exited the Roundtable for Sustainable Palm Oil due to its human rights violations

$158.0 million supporting

Apple Inc.
Apple: End Forced Arbitration

Apple should end the use of forced arbitration provisions in its employee contracts and restore rights to access the court system after disputes

$178.9 million supporting

Amazon.com, Inc.
Facial Recognition: Privacy and Civil Liberties

The Amazon board should review customers to prevent civil liberty violations, and conduct an audit of all privacy implications.

$314.7 million supporting

Verizon Communicati…
Stop Throttling the California Firefighters

Amidst the worst fire in CA history, apparently Verizon throttled the wireless broadband communications of firefighters, trying to upsell the State.

$321.8 million supporting

Ariel BlackRock Eaton Vance
Divest from companies that exploit animals

"Sustainable" and "Socially Responsible" funds should also be cruelty-free and not support, cause, or contribute to animal exploitation and suffering.

$193.9 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. eBay Inc. Meta Platforms Inc
Protect our Privacy and Security

Tell tech companies to sign the Security Pledge to protect our privacy and help build a surveillance-resistant web.

$330.2 million supporting

Abercrombie & Fitch…
Abercrombie & Fitch: Be aware of working condition

Tell A&F to conduct regular safety checks to its manufacturer sub contractors in Bengladesh. They are still accountable even when sub contracting!

$308.9 million supporting