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November 18th, 2022
Reps. Schakowsky, Grijalva, McGovern, Levin Call Out Qatar and FIFA for Human Rights Injustices Prior to World Cup Kickoff

WASHINGTON – Today, Representatives Jan Schakowsky (IL-09), Raúl M. Grijalva (AZ-03), James P. McGovern (MA-02), and Andy Levin (MI-09) leaders of the International Workers Rights Caucus issued a statement prior to World Cup 2022 kickoff:

“This Sunday, billions of people will tune in to celebrate the kickoff of the 2022 World Cup in Qatar. As the tournament begins, we must acknowledge the human cost of FIFA and Qatar’s pursuit of World Cup glory. FIFA’s culture of complacency and the Qatari government’s heel-dragging has resulted in thousands of migrant workers suffering from hazardous working conditions, inadequate compensation, inhumane living arrangements and even death.” 

 “As leaders of the International Workers Rights Caucus, we will continue to speak out and push for answers and tangible commitments ​from FIFA and Qatar, including properly compensating migrant workers and their families who were subjected to many and significant abuses. We ​will not stand by or remain silent about these human rights abuses that created a tournament on the backs of migrant labor and needless loss.”

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