U.S. House of Representatives Ways and Means Committee Democrats called on JustJobs Network Executive Director Sabina Dewan this month to submit her statement on the labor provisions of the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
Managing the negative effects of climate change on employment, potential of mitigation, and adaptation on the other, requires action of multiple stakeholders including governments, the private sector and trade unions.
The 10-chapter volume examines a rich diversity of wage-related policy issues from around the world: wage inequality in Brazil; minimum wage setting in decentralized Indonesia; the gender dimensions of agricultural wages in India; and the impact of state-level minimum wages in the United States, among other topics.
Corporate codes of conduct that only commit companies to pay minimum or market wages to their workers have proven—in most key sourcing countries—insufficient in the task of ensuring workers are fairly compensated. To do their share, global brands must commit to a higher standard than just paying minimum wages.