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ODEP's Work Supporting Survivors on the Job

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They beat you down mentally , physically, emotionally ! They expect you to be like that for the rest of your life .

Realize you are alive . An I telling you, to give it all to the lord an pray . give him everything you change an that's out of your control. From there love yourself,

Definitely retreats very calming an soothing. Practicing to be hole again . Not only as a human maybe as mother wife. An takes time an patients.... more »

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ETA and State Efforts to Educate Farmworkers and Ag Employers

Recommendations to stop Human Trafficking

1. Adopting the economic law of supply and demand.

My personal experience; I was offered a job from the Philippines, I exited the Philippines and entered USA legally with a working visa but I am not educated enough on the consequences next. I am ignorant about this country, labor law, definitely about human trafficking.

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WHD Ensuring Proper Wages in the Workplace

Scrupulous contractors

The solution to this issue is simple, go after the scrupulous contractors who violate the law by hiring and taking advantage of workers who are only trying to feed and cloth their family. Everyone wants to shy away from the contractors. Is it because of their political contributions. There can be a tiered progression of violations. Most severe violation is the direct contractor who hires the individual directly and takes... more »

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ETA and State Efforts to Educate Farmworkers and Ag Employers

Screening children of laborers

Children may be coerced into forced labor alongside immigrant community groups or family members. Healthcare, child welfare and school based professionals need industry sector specific screening tools to identify possible child victims. Opportunities to pilot studies in urban and rural may lead to identifying more adult victims from the same sector much like efforts to identify child sex trafficking victims often leads... more »

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ODEP's Work Supporting Survivors on the Job

Supporting Survivors Awaiting Work Authorization in Job Training

ODEP should develop and create meaningful apprenticeships and trauma-informed job training programs that are geared to working with immigrant survivors of trauma who are dealing with the real implication of past violence in the workplace. Not only would a program like this support survivors while they wait for immigration relief so that they are better equipped to engage in the workforce upon receipt of a T-visa, but... more »

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WHD Ensuring Proper Wages in the Workplace

Partner with Child Welfare

Youth in the child welfare system are at increased risk of trafficking, but few talk about child labor trafficking. Partner with HHS and the EEOC to provide training and resources to organizations, families, and youth in the child welfare system so that they understand their rights as workers and how and where to report labor violations. Bring child labor trafficking out of the shadows.

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CFOI Supports Faith-Based Organizations to Help End Labor Trafficking

Increase Your Reach

Don't limit your focus to faith-based organizations. Some of the organizations most connected to those at high risk of abuse and exploitation in the workplace are community-based but not faith-based organizations. Do not ignore cultural communities, LGBTQ organizations, immigrant support networks, and other grassroots organizations.

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OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Protect From and Treat Farmworkers for COVID

Prioritize farmworkers, factory workers, and domestic and home healthcare workers, who are all essential workers who are suffering from the coronavirus at increased rates, for COVID protections (including PPE and improved living conditions and preventative health care), treatment, and vaccination. Improved living conditions and preventative health care should be required of all employers who provide housing for workers.... more »

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Beyond social compliance: engaging in human rights due diligence

The United Nations Guiding Principles (UNGPs) make it clear: companies must have robust processes in place to look at the adverse human rights impact their operation (including all their business relationships) can have or can contribute to. They must act on the findings and communicate on the process and its results. Those principles are aligned with the proposed approach by the Department of Labor to mitigate the risks... more »

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ETA and State Efforts to Educate Farmworkers and Ag Employers

Collaborate with NGOs for Outreach and Support

Local NGOs and community-based organizations should be funded to provide Know Your Rights trainings to farmworkers at their place of work. Employers should be required to include these presentations as part of the employee training, and should be required to pay the farmworkers for attending the training. This establishes a local contact for workers for a variety of needs, including support if workers are abused or exploited.... more »

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OSHA's Worker Rights and Protections

Increase Investigations and Reporting

DOL should increase inspections by WHD and OSHA teams and train all inspectors on identification of possible signs of labor trafficking. All potential trafficking should be shared with appropriate law enforcement partners for investigation and possible prosecution. DOL should coordinate with DHS to provide Continued Presence for all immigrant workers at these workplaces that are identified as potential labor trafficking,... more »

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WHD Ensuring Proper Wages in the Workplace

Revise Employment Visas to Stop Exploiting Immigrants

DOL should collaborate with DHS and DOS to recommend comprehensive revisions to employment-based visas, including J-1 "cultural exchange" visas, to stop putting immigrant workers at increased risk of abuse and exploitation. DOL, DHS, and DOS should share all data about visas applied for and granted to employers and recruiters, and all complaints, fines, and penalties assessed against all such employers and recruiters.... more »

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ETA and State Efforts to Educate Farmworkers and Ag Employers

Strengthening and Enforcing Protections for Temporary Workers

Justice at Work has extensive experience with survivors of trafficking within the temporary work visa system (including H2-A, H2-B and J-1 workers). Many aspects of the current system lend themselves to trafficking and other abuses; we urge DOL to enforce existing regulations and strengthen worker protections in each of these areas.

First, many temporary workers are recruited by third party intermediaries, some of whom... more »

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WHD Ensuring Proper Wages in the Workplace

Strengthening and Enforcing Protections for Temporary Workers

Justice at Work has extensive experience with survivors of trafficking within the temporary work visa system (including H2-A, H2-B and J-1 workers). Many aspects of the current system lend themselves to trafficking and other abuses; we urge DOL to enforce existing regulations and strengthen worker protections in each of these areas.

First, many temporary workers are recruited by third party intermediaries, some of whom... more »

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