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07 Jan 2016 5:35 EST

Invitation to Attend February 2 Public Meeting of the National Advisory Committee on Free Trade Agreement Labor Provisions

The Bureau of International Labor Affairs will hold a meeting of the National Advisory Committee (NAC) on Tuesday, February 2, 2016, in Washington, DC. The meeting brings together representatives of the business, labor and academic communities to advise the Department of Labor on its implementation of the labor-related elements of free trade agreements. The NAC will meet in Room C-4322 of the Frances Perkins Building from 9:30 am to 4:30pm (enter at the C and 3rd Street NW entrance). Members of the public are able to submit written comments for the record or attend in person, subject to availability of space. To submit a comment, participate in person or request special accommodations, please contact Donna Chung at or 202-693-4861 by January 25, 2016. Public participation draws our attention to the issues that are important to our stakeholders and helps us ensure that free trade agreements protect the interests of workers and companies at home and abroad. Learn More »

28 Dec 2015 16:15 EST

Cooperative agreement awarded to the International Labor Organization to support workers’ rights in the Kingdom of Lesotho

ILAB is awarding a cooperative agreement with a ceiling of $1,000,000 to the ILO for a project designed to improve labor law enforcement in the Kingdom of Lesotho. The 2+ year project aims to build capacity within the labor inspectorate so that the government of Lesotho can effectively enforce national labor law, raise awareness about the law, and prevent future non-compliance. The project will achieve its goal by improving the inspectorate’s management and systems , enhancing the technical and management skills of the inspectorate’s managers and inspectors and creating a sustainable training program for new labor inspectors. Learn More »

09 Dec 2015 15:00 EST

US and Honduras sign landmark labor rights agreement

U.S. Secretary of Labor Thomas E. Perez and Honduran Minister of Labor Carlos Madero have signed an historic agreement on labor rights that underscores their governments' shared commitment to making trade work for workers. The agreement supports a comprehensive monitoring and action plan that addresses gaps in enforcement of Honduran labor law outlined in a February 2015 report from the Bureau of International Labor Affairs on the country's compliance with the U.S.-Dominican Republic-Central America Free Trade Agreement. Learn More »

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