What We're Talking About in October 2021

ILAB Launches New Compliance and Accountability Resource.The U.S. Department of Labor’s Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ Better Trade Tool empowers users to advance efforts in supply chain transparency as well as strategic sourcing priorities.

EPA Takes Action to Address Risk from Chlorpyrifos to Children & Farmworkers. The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) announced it will stop the use of the pesticide chlorpyrifos on all food to better protect human health, particularly that of children and farmworkers.

Agreement on New, Expanded Bangladesh Accord. The new agreement continues legally-binding commitments to workplace safety in Bangladesh and promises to expand the program to other countries.

Liz Shuler Elected President of AFL-CIO. On August 20, The AFL-CIO Executive Council elected Liz Shuler to serve as president of the federation of 56 unions and 12.5 million members.

Other People’s Rotten Jobs Are Bad for Them. And for You. An opinion piece in The New York Times by Terri Gerstein makes the case that poor, unsafe working conditions not only affect the health and safety of workers, but also the general public.

Envisioning an Integrated and Open Labor Data Ecosystem. In a new report, WikiRate explores the opportunities and challenges of establishing an open labor data ecosystem.

Best and Worst States to Work in America 2021. Oxfam released their new report ranking states on wage policies, worker protections, and rights to organize.

3 Charged in Florida with Years-Long Forced Migrant Labor Conspiracy. From the Tampa Bay Times: A Bartow company, Los Villatoros Harvesting, was at the center of the investigation by agencies in Palm Beach County.

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