International Labor Organization News
Democratic Senator Urges White House to do More on Syria
President Obama’s own party is directing more criticism at him over his handling of the crisis in Syria and neighboring countries. Democratic Sen. Bob Casey of Pennsylvania penned a letter to Secretary of State John Kerry urging the administration to step up efforts to oust Syrian president Bashar
US Is Only Industrialized Nation Without Paid Maternity Leave
In time for Mother's Day, advocates for paid family leave are reminding people that the U.S. is only one of three countries in the world that don't offer paid maternity leave and may faces negative consequences without statutory paid family leave. The other two countries are Papa New Guinea and
How You Can Help: Syrian Refugee Children
According to the International Labour Organization, there are an estimated 180,000 to 300,000 child workers in Lebanon, many of them Syrian refugees. Child labor is illegal in Lebanon but Syrian refugee children can be found everywhere, from agricultural fields to urban streets, selling everything
240 Killed in Turkey Coal Mine Disaster
Dozens of miners still trapped inside as Prime Minister's comments cause outrage.
In the U.S., the Rich Are Getting Richer While the Poor Get Poorer
The economy might be growing, but a lot of Americans aren't feeling it. Middle-wage jobs have been gutted, forcing some of the people who used to hold those gigs down the proverbial pay ladder. That, in turn, has shoved some off the ladder entirely and into poverty. Half of the people in this
Major Retailers Sign Worker Safety Agreement After Bangladesh Horror
H&M, Zara-Maker Inditex Pledge Safety Improvements; Death Toll Tops 1,100 in Bangladesh Building Collapse
Today in Pictures: Child Labor , Andy Murray, Merkel and Hollande
Filipino child laborers work in a charcoal dump in Manila, Philippines, July 9, 2012. The use of child labor in the Philippines was recently highlighted in a report by the International Labor Organization, which estimates over 5 million children in the country aged 5-17, work....
The Global Note: Iran Deal?…Yemen's Day Of Mourning…"Rush Hour" On Everest…The Happiest Country
IRAN: A BREAKTHROUGH? Nothing signed, no formal announcement, but for the first time in months there is some reason for hope on the long-festering international crisis over Iran’s nuclear program. Alex MARQUARDT reports the head of the IAEA said a framework deal for inspections will...
Oct. 5: World Teacher’s Day; First Televised Presidential Address; Revolution in Yugoslavia
Take a minute today to reach out and thank the teachers who have made a difference in your life. Oct. 5 is World Teacher’s Day, a day to celebrate teachers and promote international teaching standards. World Teacher’s Day began in 1994 by the United Nations...
ILO Passes Domestic Workers' Rights Bill, but It Will Have Little Effect in the U.S.
On a trip to her native Philippines 10 years ago, Gloria Edwards, now a U.S. resident, approached a mother of eight and offered her a chance to make a better life for her children. With promises of a U.S. visa and a well-paying job in the United States, Edwards convinced the impoverished woman to