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Supporting Workers at Home and Abroad this Labor Day

Labor Day weekend is a bittersweet marker of the end of summer and the beginning of the school year. It is also a commemoration of labor rights struggles in the United States and a time to reflect on how far we have yet to go. This Labor Day, in addition to enjoying barbecues, picnics, and the beach, let us remember all the workers who don’t get the day off and take time to learn about how workers who are fed up with increasing inequality are standing up to fight back.

GSP Program in Bangladesh Does Not Promote Sustainable Development

As garment factory fires and building
collapses continue to claim more lives in Bangladesh, the US government must
change course and send a strong message that business as usual in Bangladesh
must end. Removing GSP benefits for Bangladesh, a country that has repeatedly
failed to address worker rights issues across several industries, will send
that message.

ILRF Statement on US Tax Breaks for Bangladeshi Businesses

The
International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) calls on the United States
Trade Representative (USTR) to end tax breaks for Bangladeshi
business and instead use the resources to invest in a
brighter future for Bangladeshi workers. For more than five years, the
USTR has been continuing to review whether Bangladesh business should benefit
from tax breaks granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade

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