Share Your Ideas to Help End Labor Trafficking
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The US DOL Office of Compliance Initiatives is hosting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Efforts to End Labor Trafficking National Online Dialogue through Dec. 14, 2020.
Registration is currently open at EndTrafficking.IdeaScale.com.
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"Share your ideas to combat labor trafficking in the U.S. Department of Labor’s Efforts to End Labor Trafficking National Online Dialogue. ( https://endtrafficking.ideascale.com/ )
An estimated 16 million people are currently victims of labor trafficking globally. Labor traffickers prey on their victims by promising a life of hope and greater opportunity while delivering enslavement. They use violence, threats, lies, and other forms of coercion to force people to work against their will. Common types of labor trafficking include people forced to work in homes as domestic servants, agricultural employers withholding travel/identity documents to limit farmworkers’ freedom of movement, and factory workers held in inhumane conditions with little or no pay.
The United States government is committed to preventing human trafficking and prioritizing resources to vigorously prosecute offenders, assist victims, and provide prevention education. On Jan. 31, 2020, President Trump signed Executive Order 13903 focused on combating human trafficking. The White House further emphasized its commitment to preventing human trafficking when it released its National Action Plan to Combat Human Trafficking on Oct. 19, 2020.
The U.S. Department of Labor combats labor trafficking through its investigative role in the enforcement of federal labor laws, funding of international grants to research and monitor labor trafficking, and its employment and training programs, among other efforts. In support of the Department’s efforts, the Office of Compliance Initiatives, in partnership with the Bureau of International Labor Affairs (ILAB), Employment and Training Administration (ETA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), Office of Disability Employment Policy (ODEP), Wage and Hour Division (WHD), and Center for Faith and Opportunity Initiatives (CFOI) is hosting the U.S. Department of Labor’s Efforts to End Labor Trafficking National Online Dialogue through
Dec. 14, 2020. Registration is currently open at EndTrafficking.IdeaScale.com.
Your ideas and comments in this online dialogue will help the Department better develop and enhance resources that address labor trafficking and determine how to maximize engagement with workers, advocates, and other stakeholder groups, including:
ILAB’s Comply Chain App
ETA and State Efforts to Educate Farmworkers and Ag Employers
OSHA’s Worker Rights and Protections
ODEP’s Work Supporting Survivors on the Job
WHD’s Efforts to Increase Awareness of Labor Trafficking
We invite you to visit the dialogue at EndTrafficking.IdeaScale.com and participate in this conversation at your convenience now through Dec. 14.
Submit your ideas or comment and vote on ideas submitted by other participants. We also encourage you to share this email with those you think may be interested in joining the dialogue."