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The U.S. Needs to Do More to Protect Basic Labor Rights in Honduras
On Oct. 15, 2018 the United States Department of Labor issued a “progress” report on the Honduran government’s implementation of an action plan (MAP) negotiated between the parties in 2015. The MAP was developed in response to a complaint filed by the AFL-CIO, Honduran unions and Honduran nongovernmental organizations under the Central American Free Trade Agreement’s (CAFTA) labor chapter in 2012, which included cases concerning child labor, illegally low pay and denial of the right to organize and to bargain. The U.S. government had found that nearly every claim in the petition was supported by the evidence and that the Honduran government had in fact routinely failed to enforce its laws.