Quick Note: DOL Releases List of Goods Produced with Child Labor

After years of keeping this info under wraps, the Department of Labor has yielded to public pressure and released a list of goods produced using child or forced labor.  From the End Human Trafficking blog:

“This list was mandated by anti-trafficking legislation back in 2005, but the Bush administration dragged their feet for years. Now, thanks to your voices and the hard work of NGOs like Polaris Project and the International Labor Rights Forum, it’s finally here. This list is a huge boon for consumers who want to choose slave-free products. With this list, we as consumers can finally hold companies and countries accountable for the slavery they use in making the goods we buy, and we can decisively take action to prevent slavery in the production of consumer goods.”

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