Projects and Initiatives

USLEAP:

(1) advocates for systematic structural reform changes that advance worker rights protections at the international level (e.g. trade agreements) and national level (e.g. strengthened labor laws and their enforcement), reduces violence against trade unionists, particularly in Guatemala and Colombia, and engages in other “systemic” approaches like corporate social responsibility and fair trade that could help ensure respect for worker rights;

(2) supports workers organizing to improve wages and working conditions at specific plantations or factories in Latin America by collaborating on targeted campaigns, particularly those in the flower (Colombia), banana (regional), apparel (regional), and autoparts (Mexico) sectors.

Funders interested in more information or a full funding proposal on any of these projects should contact usleap@ilrf.org.