Category Archives: Human Trafficking

Recruiters Accused of Enslaving Disadvantaged Slovoks

Often we think that human trafficking and forced labor is something that only happens in the developing world. We think that our businesses in the US don’t need to worry about forced labor within our own workforce. Yet as police … Continue reading

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Slavery in our Backyard

Two farms in Eastern Washington are being sued by the U.S. Equal Employment Opportunity Commission (EEOC) for discriminating against Thai workers. According to the EEOC, California-based company, Global Horizons, Inc., recruited Thai males to work at farms in the U.S. … Continue reading

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Stop Slavery: How We Can Help

This week, I attended a screening of the new documentary, “The Dark Side of Chocolate.” The screening was held at Theo Chocolate here in Seattle and sponsored by Equal Exchange. So as we munched on Theo’s o-so-yummy-slave-free chocolate, we watched … Continue reading

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How to Prevent Human Trafficking in Your Business

In June 2010, Kroger CEO David Dillon listened to a presentation at a shareholder meeting that no CEO wants to hear. According to the shareholder, “Sunripe,” a label of Pacific Tomato Growers and a supplier to Kroger has been known … Continue reading

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