International Labor Rights Fund

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International Labor Rights Fund

"In the 1980's, strong voices in human rights, labor, policy making, academic, and religious communities formed a coalition to fight for the rights of workers in international trade. In 1984, the coalition fought for legislation linking the granting of U.S. trade and investment benefits to a country's respect for basic human rights. In 1986, they launched the International Labor Rights Education & Research Fund (its name was later shortened to the International Labor Rights Fund, (ILRF)) to monitor enforcement of these laws and to develop other means to protect workers' rights." [1]

International Labor Rights Fund is a member of the Business Ethics Network and profiled in the WiserEarth database at: [2]

Companies Targeted in Campaigns

In a May 1, 2008 email to John Stauber the ILRF said: "we are running corporate campaigns at some level targeted at the following companies: cut flowers - Dole; food and manufactured goods supply chain - Wal-Mart; and, rubber plantation in Liberia - Firestone.

Directors

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International Advisory Council

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Contact

2001 S St., NW #420
Washington, DC 20009
Phone: (202) 347-4100
Fax: (202) 347-4885
Email: laborrights (at) ilrf.org
Web: http://www.laborrights.org