S.2307 - Labor Rights for Development Act of 2018115th Congress (2017-2018)
|Sponsor:||Sen. Menendez, Robert [D-NJ] (Introduced 01/16/2018)|
|Committees:||Senate - Finance|
|Latest Action:||Senate - 01/16/2018 Read twice and referred to the Committee on Finance. (All Actions)|
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Summary: S.2307 — 115th Congress (2017-2018)All Information (Except Text)
Introduced in Senate (01/16/2018)
Labor Rights for Development Act of 2018
This bill amends the Trade Act of 1974 to require a developing country, as a condition for eligibility for the Generalized System of Preferences, to establish in its law and practice:
- freedom of association;
- recognition of the right to collective bargaining;
- elimination of all forms of compulsory or forced labor;
- abolition of, and the prohibition of the worst forms of, child labor;
- elimination of discrimination in employment and occupation; and
- acceptable conditions of work regarding minimum wages, hours of work, and occupational safety and health.
The Generalized System of Preferences is a U.S. trade program designed to promote economic growth in developing countries by providing preferential duty-free entry for certain products from designated beneficiary countries.
The Office of the U.S. Trade Representative shall prescribe regulations necessary for the implementation of this bill.