Carol Pier



Carol Pier was appointed the Deputy Undersecretary for International Affairs at the Department of Labor in January 2014. In that capacity, she leads the Bureau of International Labor Affairs' efforts to advance workers' rights, acceptable conditions of work, living standards, social protection, and broad-based and inclusive economic growth around the world.

Ms. Pier joined ILAB in 2009, serving as Associate Deputy Undersecretary and Acting Deputy Undersecretary. For ten years prior, Ms. Pier worked on labor rights and trade issues for Human Rights Watch, the largest U.S.-based non-governmental organization dedicated to promoting and protecting human rights. She documented and reported on workers' rights violations around the world, analyzed foreign and domestic labor laws, and engaged in advocacy on labor rights and trade matters in the United States and abroad.

Ms. Pier is a graduate of Harvard Law School and holds a B.A. from the University of Notre Dame.



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Degrees & Universities

  • J.D., Harvard Law School
  • B.A., University of Notre Dame