JJ Rosenbaum Testifies to U.S. House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee on Combatting Forced Labor in the Global Supply Chain

JJ Rosenbaum (’03), Executive Director of Global Labor Justice - International Labor Rights Forum, published a piece for Medium referencing her testimony to the U.S. House Ways and Means Trade Subcommittee and issuing recommendations on how government may protect and empower workers while holding corporations accountable for eradicating forced labor in the global supply chain (“The Global Challenge of Forced Labor in Supply Chains: Strengthening Enforcement and Protecting Workers,” July 21). “[F]orced Labor is rooted in choices made in board rooms and governing halls not just factories, farms, or fishing fleets. To meaningfully prevent forced labor on global supply chains, we must therefore similarly focus our efforts in that direction. . . . The workers who make the clothes many of us are wearing today, the food in our lunches, the electronics that connect us to each other, and the medical equipment our families have relied on during the pandemic — these workers deserve a fair day’s pay for a fair day’s work that enables them to provide for our families and work and live with dignity.”