International Labor Organization News
Chinese workers tricked into illegal work on Saipan
Workers at Chinese construction firms building a casino in the U.S. Commonwealth of Saipan are still waiting to be paid their wages.
Fishing industry in Thailand fixing some abuses, agency says
Thailand's fishing and seafood industry has made some improvement in working conditions, including less physical violence, but problems such as unfair pay and deception in contracting persist, a survey of workers found
What you need to know about the G-20
On Wednesday, President Donald Trump set off on the second foreign trip of his presidency, during which he will be attending the G-20 summit in Germany. Trump’s attendance at the conference is an opportunity for the new president to work alongside the world’s greatest economic and political powers.
How Sustainable Brands Are Turning Their Backs on 'Fast Fashion' Trend
Every fall, fashionistas and students heading back to school rid themselves of their old, worn garments to gear up for the newest trends. And that mantra -- out with the old, in with the new –- is reinforced in the constant cycle of trends that make their appearances on the runway each season, and
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