Labor Trafficking

Modern Day Slavery

What is Labor Trafficking?

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

Labor trafficking can be found in a variety of locations such as sweatshops, agriculture, manufacturing, construction, restaurants, hotels, domestic work, carnivals, and health and beauty services.

The following videos from the Department of Homeland Security, dramatize some labor trafficking situations.



  • Living and working on site
  • Not given proper safety equipment
  • Is not allowed breaks or suffers under unusual restrictions at work
  • Experiences verbal or physical abuse by their supervisor
  • Not paid daily
  • Forced to meet daily quotas
  • Works excessively long and/or unusual hours
  • Owes a large debt and is unable to pay it off

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