The Department of Labor, represented by the Bureau of International Labor Affairs' Office of International Relations and Economic Research, has a long-term institutional relationship with the Department of State to carry out the U.S. Government's labor diplomacy function. Over the years, the Department of Labor has worked closely with the State Department to ensure the inclusion of labor and employment issues in U.S. foreign relations. Employment issues and labor organizations play a prominent role in the domestic politics, policies, and economies in many countries and it is important that the government stay informed on developments in this area.


Patrick Del Vecchio
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