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The International Commission for Labor Rights, ICLR, is a 501(c)(3) non-profit that is based in New York, and coordinates the pro bono work of a global network of lawyers committed to advancing workers' rights through legal research, advocacy, cross-border collaboration, and the cutting-edge use of international and domestic legal mechanisms. On occasion, ICLR's legal network also responds to urgent appeals for independent reporting on gross labor rights violations.
The network was founded in 2001 at the request of more than 50 national trade unions and global federations, and the coordinating secretariat in New York was set up in 2005. The network aspires to be a resource for trade unions and workers around the world. If you are seeking assistance, please do consult the links and resources on this website before contacting us, to verify whether existing information available here might address your questions and concerns.
March 2, 2011
The International Commission for Labor Rights sent a statement to Wisconsin legislators stating that denying state workers the right to collective bargaining violates core standards of international law and the right to freedom of association guaranteed by both international law and our own U.S. Constitution.
January 7, 2011
ICLR submitted an amicus brief.to the NLRB in Roundy's, Inc. and Milwaukee Building and Construction Trades Council, AFL-CIO, advocating that the NLRB follow ILO Committee on Freedom of Association jurisprudence on the issue of non-employee access to workplaces. To the best of our knowledge, this is the only brief to have made these arguments to the NLRB.
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View the newest ICLR Report, an Amicus Curiae for the Case of the National Union of Mine, Metal, Steel and Allied Workers of the Mexican Republic.