If Not You,Then Who Will Guard the Global Village?
But presently, there is very important legislation that is already through the House and on its way to being passed. The bill was a collaborative effort on the parts of the National Labor Committee, Steel Workers of America and Senator Dorgan (D-N.D.). If passed, the bill would require compliance with World Trade Organization rules on nondiscrimination, and also ban the U.S. sale of any goods made overseas that do not adhere to core ILO (International Labour Organization) standards and to the local labor laws where the product
If this legislation passes, the effects on the living conditions of factory and manufacturing workers worldwide, particularly in Third World nations, will be life-altering. And suppliers and distributors will be able to sleep a little easier at night. No more will it be acceptable for an employee to be beaten into faster production times, forced to work seven days a week for 15 hours a day under the threat of being fired, denied the right to use the bathroom, raped, stripped of a passport and left without country. Despite tough economic times, Kernaghan said, “We are still, even in a recession, the largest economy in the world. If the American people ever exercised their voice, it would be a powerful voice that could shape the global economy.” And with a more watchful eye and sweeping legislation, that voice will be heard. ,