The Aerica Federatio of Labor-Cogress of Idustrial Orgaiatios (AFL-CIO) wors eer da to iproe the lies of people who wor.We are a deocratic, olutar federatio of 57 atioal ad iteratioal labor uios that represet 12.2 illio worigpeople. We help people who wat to joi together i uios so the ca bargai collectiel with their eploers for betterworig coditios ad the best wa to get a good job doe. We wor to esure that all people who wor are treated fairl,with decet pachecs ad beefits, safe jobs, respect ad equal opportuities. To help worig people acquire aluablesills ad job-readiess for 21st cetur wor, we operate the largest traiig etwor outside the U.S. ilitar. Ad weproide a idepedet oice i politics ad legislatio for worig woe ad e ad ae their oices heard icorporate boardroos ad the fiacial sste.Our roots are deep i couities ad exted to coutries across the globe as we parter locall, atioall adworldwide with allies who share the alues of worig failies.
This report is dedicated in memoriam to:
Aiul Isla, presidet of the Bagladesh Garet ad Idustrial Worers’ Federatio (BGIWF)’s local coittee i theSaar ad Ashulia areas of Dhaa ad a seior orgaier with a well-ow labor rights group, the Bagladesh Ceter forWorer Solidarit (BCWS), who was tortured ad urdered; his bod was foud o April 5, 2012. To date, obod has beeheld resposible for this crie.Stephe Coats, fouder ad director of the U.S. Labor Educatio i the Aericas Project (USLEAP), passed awauexpectedl o April 2, 2013. He was a coitted worers’ rights actiist ad a pioeer i holdig corporatiosaccoutable to their coitets to worers’ rights.
Bria Fiega, AFL-CIO Global Worer Rights coordiator, is the pricipal author of this report.