ILAB in the Americas

Americas

Projects

Title Amount Location Grantee Start Sort ascending End

Worker Empowerment in South America

The Worker Empowerment in South America project seeks to improve respect for labor rights in Brazil, Colombia, and Peru by strengthening democratic, independent workers' organizations in the agricultural, platform (gig) economy, manufacturing, and mining sectors.

$12,000,000 Brazil, Colombia, Peru American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) 12/15/2022 12/14/2026

Una Cosecha Justa: Project to Reduce Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Forms of Labor Exploitation in the Chile Pepper and Tomato Sectors in Mexico

The Una Cosecha Justa project aims to increase protections for workers and reduce the risk of child labor, forced labor, and other labor rights violations among indigenous and migrant workers in the chile pepper and tomato sectors. The project will mobilize government officials, employers, workers, workers’ organizations, agricultural outreach workers, community leaders, and civil society organizations to address labor violations and increase worker engagement in advocating for their labor rights. 

$7,000,000 Mexico World Vision 08/02/2022 02/01/2027

Building an Independent & Democratic Labor Movement to Protect Worker Rights in Mexico

This project will strengthen the capacity of unions to organize by legitimizing collective bargaining agreements, supporting internal leadership elections, building partnerships, and providing independent unions with legal support and training for lawyers. The project will operate in the Mexican states of Guanajuato, San Luis Potosi, Queretaro, Estado de Mexico and Mexico City, as well as Mexico’s northern states by promoting authentic collective bargaining in the automotive, auto parts, aerospace, call centers, electronics, garment, industrial bakeries, logistics and mining sectors.

$10,000,000 Mexico American Center for International Labor Solidarity (Solidarity Center) 07/19/2022 07/18/2024

Building a Comprehensive Government of Mexico Approach to Combating Child Labor and Forced Labor

This project will enhance the effectiveness of the Government of Mexico to combat child labor and forced labor at the federal level and support specific interventions in the southern states of Chiapas, Yucatán, and Quintana Roo. The duration of the project will be five years (60 months).

$13,000,000 Mexico International Labor Organization (ILO) 04/01/2022 03/31/2027

Sustentar: Project to Build and Strengthen Sustainability Systems in the Tomato and Chile Sectors in Mexico

The Sustentar project aims to increase private sector stakeholders’ accountability to uphold core labor standards consistent with Mexican labor laws and the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement’s (USMCA) Labor Chapter, with a specific focus on addressing child labor, forced labor, and acceptable conditions of work.  The project will include a focus on states that produce chile peppers and tomatoes, including Baja California, Baja California Sur, and Chihuahua.

$5,000,000 Mexico Social Accountability International 04/01/2022 10/31/2026

Increasing Collective Action to Address Child Labor, Forced Labor, and Other Unacceptable Conditions of Work in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras

The project will work with civil society and workers' organizations in El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras to strengthen their capacity and bolster their collaboration with government agencies, the private sector and other stakeholders to protect labor rights and reduce child labor and forced labor. The project will focus on organizations that represent indigenous, Afro-descendant, and Garifuna populations, while promoting gender and racial equity.

$8,400,000 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras Pan American Development Foundation 12/31/2021 06/06/2026

Gender Equity in the Mexican Workplace

The Gender Equity in the Mexican Workplace project works to empower women to gain representation in union leadership in order to strengthen protections, address discrimination and harassment at work, and augment wages.

$10,000,000 Mexico Partners of the Americas 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Catalyzing Civil Society to Accelerate Progress Against Child Labor (Catalyst)

The project aims to build the capacity of civil society organizations around the world to advance the fight against child labor by raising the voices of workers, advocates, and other civil society representatives.

$4,000,000 Global, Nepal, Peru, Uganda Global March Against Child Labor 12/15/2021 12/14/2025

Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador

Part of the Root Causes of Migration Strategy for northern Central America, the Promoting Safe and Healthy Workplaces in Honduras, Guatemala, and El Salvador (PREP for Change) project seeks to improve occupational safety and health (OSH) conditions for workers in the sugar and garment (maquila) sectors. The project will focus on workplace illnesses and injuries, chronic kidney disease of non-traditional causes (CKDnt), and COVID-19.

$8,000,000 El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras La Isla Network 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Enhancing Labor Conciliation in Mexico (ENLACE)

The Enhancing Labor Conciliation in Mexico project aims to support the state-level conciliation institutions established by the 2019 Mexican Labor Law Reform to help workers, unions, and employers prevent and resolve labor disputes in a transparent and efficient manner.

$10,000,000 Mexico American Institutes for Research 12/15/2021 06/14/2026

Research

Title Release Year Sort ascending

2021 Findings on the Worst Forms of Child Labor

2022

Progress in Implementing Chapter 16 (Labor) and Capacity-Building under the Dominican Republic – Central America – United States Free Trade Agreement – Fourth Report

2021

ILAB Synthesis Review

2020

United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement (USMCA) Labor Rights Report

2019

Report on the U.S. Employment Impact of the United States-Mexico-Canada Agreement

2019

Work-Related Violence Research Project: Overview and Survey Module and Focus Group Findings (Central America)

The objective of this Final End of Project Report is to summarize the development and field testing of a new module on survey questions and focus group protocols on the topic of workrelated violence (WRV), for use in Central America. This document is submitted in fulfillment of the final requirement ("Submittal 3") of the Purchase Order DOL-OPS-15-P-00239, which is cofunded by USDOL ILAB and CEO. 

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2017

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-04 (Mexico)

2016

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2015-01 (Peru)

2016

Independent Impact Evaluation for the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia Project

This report describes in detail the final impact evaluation of the Strengthening Protections of Internationally Recognized Labor Rights in Colombia project. IMPAQ International, LLC, conducted an independent evaluation in collaboration with the project team and stakeholders and prepared the evaluation report according to the terms specified in its contract with the U.S. Department of Labor Bureau of International Labor Affairs and the DOL Chief Evaluation Office. IMPAQ would like to express sincere thanks to all the parties involved for their support and valuable contributions. 

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2016

Public Report of Review of Submission No. 2012-01 (Honduras)

2015