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Labor Trafficking

Labor Trafficking is the recruitment, harboring, transportation, provision, or obtaining of a person for the purpose of labor or services, through the use of force, fraud, or coercion for the purpose of subjection to involuntary servitude, peonage, debt bondage, or slavery.

Labor Exploitation in our Region

View the July 9, 2015

WXXI Need to Know program


They work on farms, in restaurants, hotels and on construction sites. They may appear to be your everyday workers, but what you don’t know is that some may be victims of labor trafficking. On this edition, Need to Know looks at how this is happening and what labor industries in particular can do about it.

The Worker Justice Center of New York  has been leading the fight against human trafficking in agriculture for over 30 years. To read about their work in more detail go to

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