ICAR and Co-signers Submit Letter to Senate Appropriations Labor Subcommittee Calling for Continued Funding for Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ Grant Programs

Washington, D.C. (June 9, 2017) – ICAR, International Labor Rights Forum, Free the Slaves, and Verité submitted a letter to the U.S. Senate Committee on Appropriations, Subcommittee on Labor, Health and Human Services, Education, and Related Agencies calling for continued funding for the Bureau of International Labor Affairs’ grant programs.

Trump Budget Exposes Corporate Agenda

Washington, D.C. (May 24, 2017) – Masquerading as a “New Foundation for American Greatness,” President Trump’s budget proposal for 2018 is a direct attack on working families, the environment, and basic human rights at home and abroad. The International Corporate Accountability Roundtable (ICAR) calls on Congress to reject President Trump’s catastrophic budget proposal and enact a bipartisan budget deal that supports workers, upholds human rights, and protects the environment.

G20 Labor and Employment Ministers take important step towards promoting sustainable global supply chains

Last week, the G20 Labor and Employment Ministers issued the 2017 LEMM Declaration—the final product of six months of multilateral engagement and discussion on key issues relating to the promotion of productive and decent work at the global level.

How the G20 Can Make Globalization Work for All

With neoliberal globalization in crisis, so too appears to be the G20. In March, the leaders of the world’s twenty largest global economies failed for the first time in ten years to endorse a free trade agenda. However, while some prematurely mourn the rise of protectionism and the death of the G20, there remains numerous opportunities for the 2017 G20 summit to reverse course, and reclaim the globalization conversation. To do so, they should focus on making globalization work for all.

Roadmap for a Rights-Based Economy

Extraordinary times call for extraordinary measures. As conservative populist movements spread across the world, so too do threats to fundamental freedoms and to the protection of our environment. At the root of much of the frustration feeding this rise is a sense that the current model of globalization has worked for too few. But this need not be the case. It is time for us to build a just and prosperous economy that works for all.