Our Vision:

CLW views Chi­nese work­ers’ rights as inalien­able human rights and is ded­i­cat­ed to work­ers’ fair share of eco­nom­ic devel­op­ment under globalization.

Our Mis­sion:

CLW increas­es trans­paren­cy of sup­ply chains and fac­to­ry labor con­di­tions, advo­cates for work­ers’ rights, and sup­ports the Chi­nese labor movement.

Found­ed in 2000, Chi­na Labor Watch (CLW) is an inde­pen­dent not-for-prof­it 501(c)(3) orga­ni­za­tion. Over the past 17 years, CLW has col­lab­o­rat­ed with unions, labor orga­ni­za­tions, and the media to con­duct in-depth assess­ments of fac­to­ries in Chi­na that pro­duce toys, bikes, shoes, fur­ni­ture, cloth­ing, and elec­tron­ics for some of the largest multi­na­tion­al brand com­pa­nies. CLW’s New York office cre­ates reports from these inves­ti­ga­tions, edu­cates the inter­na­tion­al com­mu­ni­ty on sup­ply chain labor issues, and pres­sures cor­po­ra­tions to improve con­di­tions for workers.

CLW’s Chi­na office in Shen­zhen inter­acts close­ly with fac­to­ry work­ers, pro­vid­ing a free hot­line ser­vice that offers advice and coun­sel­ing to work­ers fac­ing per­ceived vio­la­tions in the work­place. This office also fur­ther sup­ports the labor move­ment in Chi­na by orga­niz­ing labor rights, col­lec­tive bar­gain­ing, and capac­i­ty-build­ing train­ing pro­grams for work­ers and labor rights advocates.