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It’s long been known that better working conditions and higher pay lead to happier and more productive workers. Yet short-sighted greed and corporate resentment over treating workers like human beings has contributed to a global production system that strips workers of basic dignity. But even in Vietnamese sweatshops producing clothing for western markets, the evidence […]
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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 years old. He gets up at 5:00 am every morning to make his way to the garment factory where he works,” reads […]

Sweatshop Reality Show

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On January 24, 2015
I’m a little torn on this: In an attempt to keep a dialogue going surrounding the sweatshop conditions in which so many mass-produced articles of clothing are made, Norwegian publication Aftenposten has released a harrowing web documentary series that sends three fashion bloggers into the heart of a Cambodian sweatshop. The series puts the conditions […]

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 we do and they are correct: Take farm workers who witness the processing of infected (or “downer”) […]
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