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Exploited Labor: News & Updates
February 6, 2016
The InterReligious Task Force, in conjunction with Case Western Reserve University, presents the 16th annual Social Justice Teach-In as a great opportunity for people of all ages to learn about critical human rights issues and practice hands-on skills to organize for change. This annual event attracts 500+ participants, many from area high schools and colleges. The Teach-In will provide participants with information, skills, and resources to support their own social justice programming at their schools and congregations.
January 24, 2016
death threats to José Miltiades Sanchez, a member of Movement of Victims of State Crimes (MOVICE)-Valle del Cauca and union leaders Wilson Sáenz and Julian Lozano of the Central Union of Workers–Valle (CUT–Valle), and the president of the Union of Street Vendors, Yimy Nuñez.
December 15, 2015
threats to Catholic priest and migrant rights defender Fray Aurelio Montero Vásquez, who presented a legal complaint for the kidnapping and sexual violence of migrants in Tenosique, Tabasco State.
November 25, 2015
unjust detention and false charges against National Union of Education Workers (SNTE) member Juan Carlos Orozco Matus, Othón Nazariega Segura, Efraín Picaso Pérez and Roberto Abel Jiménez García in Oaxaca.
July 1, 2015
assassination of Héctor Martínez Motiño, President of SITRAUNAH (Union of Workers of the National Autonomous University of Honduras)and a lecturer at the Choluteca campus of the university.
April 3, 2014
Of the five largest fast food corporations in the country — McDonald’s, Subway, Burger King, Taco Bell (Yum!
750+ march on Wendy’s headquarters in Dublin, Ohio, as ‘Now Is the Time Tour’ lets Wendy’s know Ohio is Fair Food territory
March 10, 2014
The Fair Food Program (FFP) consists of a wage increase through paying an additional penny per pound and require a human rights-based Code of Conduct to be implemented on the farms that grow their tomatoes.
SINCE THE SPRING OF 2019, IRTF HAS...
IRTF has given dozens of presentations and workshops for community groups, congregations, high school and college classes, clubs, and organizations.
IRTF has organized 11 events for our community--from cozy “coffeehouses” to the Social Justice and Fair Trade Teach-Ins with hundreds of attendees.
Through these events and presentations, we have been fortunate to share our values with 3,199 people (just in the past year), 1,209 of whom engaged with IRTF for the first time!
For the people of Colombia and Central America, normal means extreme inequality, suppression of workers’ rights, and crackdowns on civil liberties.
Normal means catastrophic climate shocks like prolonged droughts that destroy land and the subsistence livelihoods of hundreds of thousands of campesinos.
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