Barbara Shailor

Barbara Shailor

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September 2, 2013

Protecting Labor Rights in the Global Market Place

For over a century, we've set aside a day to honor the contributions of workers. The cookouts, shopping sales, and… more
June 12, 2013

World Day Against Child Labor

Each year since 2002, the international community has come together on June 12 to mark World Day Against Child Labor.… more
May 9, 2013

Labor in Focus: Advancing Workplace Safety

The collapse of an eight-story factory building in Bangladesh that killed over 600 garment workers two weeks ago is among… more
March 29, 2013

Promoting Labor Rights for Women Domestic Workers

This year during Women's History Month, the United States is highlighting its continuing efforts to press for gender equality and… more
March 25, 2013

Reviving the Call to Action of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

Promotion of fundamental labor rights and safe workplaces is a core U.S. value. Over one hundred years ago, on this… more
September 3, 2012

Defending Labor Rights: A Smart Investment

As Special Representative for International Labor Affairs, I work along with colleagues in the Department of State's Office of International… more
June 12, 2012

Spotlight on World Day Against Child Labor

The international community designated June 12 as World Day Against Child Labor to highlight the global extent of child labor… more
March 31, 2012

Honoring the Legacy of Cesar Chavez

On March 23, President Obama announced that Americans would celebrate March 31, 2012, in recognition of Cesar Chavez. Cesar Chavez,… more
February 9, 2012

Inequality and the Lost Generation

Recent events at the start of 2012 offer a glimpse of the struggles that lay ahead, both in the United… more
December 18, 2011

Labor Migration: The Nexus of Foreign Policy and the Free Market

Since 2000, the international community has set aside December 18 to recognize the contributions of migrants to our communities. Please… more
November 7, 2011

Launching the Global Labor Working Group at the G-20 Summit

Writing for the U.S. Department of State DipNote blog, Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor comments on the… more
September 5, 2011

Strengthening International Labor Rights as Human Rights

Special Representative for International Labor Affairs Barbara Shailor underscores efforts to promote labor diplomacy are focused on ensuring the global… more