Tuesday, September 19, 2006

Time to act

NETWORK, a Catholic social justice lobby, has sent out an action alert asking our help with two matters. One is the minimum wage, of which we have written several times. The other is the Oman Free Trade Act:
The Oman trade agreement, an agreement with a small sultanate, whose record of human trafficking and forced labor has been noted by State Department reports, is totally unworthy of a legislative body of a nation supposedly dedicated to freedom and human rights. Oman’s provisions mirror those of CAFTA. Consequently, it has met heavy resistance from labor groups, environmentalists and social justice groups who fault the treaty on labor and human rights grounds.

There is more information about both issues here.