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


4-Day Workweek Boosted Workers' Productivity By 40%, Microsoft Japan Says

Workers at Microsoft Japan enjoyed an enviable perk this summer: working four days a week, enjoying…

8 months

UAW members approve labor deal to end strike with GM; union selects Ford next

Some of the UAW's 48,000 members are expected to return to work as early as Saturday, showing GM is…

8 months

Why Are Workers On Strike In A Strong Economy

At first glance, it may seem like a paradox: Even as the economy rides a 10-year winning streak, te…

8 months, 2 weeks

G.M. Strike’s Economic Toll Is Showing: ‘I Might Lose the Business’

The truck drivers at Phoenix Transit & Logistics in Dearborn, Mich., are long gone. Around thre…

9 months

Talks to End G.M. Strike Take ‘Turn for the Worse,’ U.A.W. Says

General Motors and the striking United Auto Workers hit a roadblock in contract talks on Sunday ove…

9 months

Workers must be at the heart of company priorities

The US corporate governance system has lost sight of its purpose. Companies have become more respon…

9 months, 1 week

Google contract workers have voted to unionize in Pittsburgh

Contract workers at a Google's Pittsburgh office voted today to join the United Steelworkers union,…

9 months, 2 weeks

G.M. Chief's Test: Satisfy Striking Workers and Sustain Bottom Line

Mary T. Barra has often referred to her years of experience on the General Motors factory floor. So…

9 months, 3 weeks

New Uber Lawsuit Will Test Classification of Workers

Uber insisted on Wednesday that it may not have to reclassify its drivers as employees despite a ne…

9 months, 3 weeks

Google Settles With U.S. Over Workers’ Complaints It Stifled Dissent

WASHINGTON - Google said Thursday that it had reached a settlement with the National Labor Relation…

9 months, 3 weeks

Petitions


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.

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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.

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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

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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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