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On April 7, 2000, the Workers’ Rights Consortium formed at a New York conference. This apparel industry monitoring organization developed in response to the anti-sweatshop movement of the 1990s and still exists today, trying to bring attention in the United States to the plight of foreign workers making apparel for our colleges and universities. By […]

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On April 3, 2015

I love this campaign by the Canadian Fair Trade Network that plays on country of origin labels to describe the working conditions in those nations. “100% cotton. Made in Cambodia by Behnly, nine

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Too much of the talk around women at work these days revolves around wealthy women like Sheryl Sandberg. As Janey Stephenson argues, if we want International Women’s Day to mean something, that requires the closing of sweatshops worldwide. That will only happen if we create legal regimes that force companies to acquiesce to international labor […]

Prosecute the Apparel Companies

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On November 19, 2014
Sweatshop factories in California are making a non-zero amount of your clothes: Workers in the California garment industry are enduring poor working conditions and insufficient pay, the US Department of Labour has found. More than 1,500 Southern California garment workers are owed over $3 million in unpaid wages, the government department found following a year-long […]

Labor Notes

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On November 16, 2014

There are a lot of labor stories in my blogging queue right now. Let’s just deal with them all at once. 1. Do we need a new legal framework for food workers? Jacob Gersen and Benjamin Sachs say

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