News Release

Statement by U.S. Secretary of Labor Acosta On Human Trafficking Awareness Month

WASHINGTON, DC – U.S. Secretary of Labor Alexander Acosta issued the following statement on the start of Human Trafficking Awareness Month:

“During this month, we shine a light on the offenses of human trafficking and modern slavery, and recommit to ending practices that harm individuals, families, and communities. The Department of Labor will continue to call on our trading partners to take strong steps against trafficking, offering our assistance where requested, and enforcing trade agreement provisions. We must act to end exploitation and abusive labor practices at home and abroad.”

Office of the Secretary
January 2, 2018
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Contact: Eric Holland