Labor Exploitation

Unsafe working conditions, forced labor, poverty wages. Public companies are often exposed to exploitative labor through their suppliers and partners if not directly, and these practices occur across industries from high tech to agriculture.



Stories


Chipotle Is Sued by New York City Over Scheduling Practices

The city seeks $150 million in relief for employees, accusing the fast-food giant of "complete disr…

1 month, 1 week

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…

2 months, 1 week

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 …

2 months, 2 weeks

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.…

3 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…

3 months, 3 weeks

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…

4 months, 2 weeks

‘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 …

5 months, 3 weeks

Facebook moderators forced back to the office raise alarms about Covid-19 protections.

Facebook announced in August an extension of its coronavirus-protection policy, telling employees t…

6 months, 3 weeks

Amazon says almost 20,000 of its frontline workers have had Covid-19.

American employers continue to cut jobs at rates that dwarf the pace of layoffs in past decades, ev…

8 months, 2 weeks

Amazon downplayed rising injury rates at its warehouses, investigation finds

Injuries inside Amazon's warehouses continue to be on the rise, despite the company's claims that i…

8 months, 2 weeks

Petitions


Ending the Subminimum Wage

Investor Statement in Support of Ending the Subminimum Wage

$286,933 supporting

Edwards Lifescience…
Empowering Employees in Governing Edwards Life Sci

Edwards Life Sciences shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$0 supporting

Woodward, Inc.
Empowering Employees in Governing Woodward, Inc

Woodward Inc. shall adopt a policy promoting significant representation of employees on the board of directors.

$0 supporting

Walt Disney Company
Empowering Workers in Governing Walt Disney Corp.

Non-management employees shall be part of new director nominees and/or other options such as labor councils, board liaison, Employee Stock Ownership

$4.5 million supporting

Alphabet Inc. Amazon.com, Inc. Barclays PLC
Stop Enabling Incarceration and Migrant Detention

End business activities enabling incarceration and migrant detention in the U.S. and globally.

$289.4 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

$215,355 supporting

Vanguard
Support Amazon Employees' Right To Unionize

Amazon warehouse workers face grueling working conditions and should have the right to unionize so as to protect their wellbeing.

$14.6 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!

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