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Textile workers in the town of Rio Blanco in Mexico’s Veracruz state went on a two-day strike in one of the most important moment of labor upheaval that laid the groundwork for the Mexican Revolution, which started three years later. By the early 20th century, there was significant labor discontent in Mexico. The dictator Porifirio […]
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Pandemic or not, the global apparel industry is going to make sure that it is the workers making our clothing that is going to suffer the most. For nearly a year, A-ya spent up to 10 hours a day at Trax Apparel in Phnom Penh, the capital of Cambodia, where she stitched sportswear for brands […]
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I’m glad someone in the media is paying attention to the impact of COVID-19 and the decline of the global economy on the tenuous status of unionized garment workers in south and southeast Asia. Elizabeth Paton at the Times on the fears that this will become a big ol’ excuse for some unionbusting. Myan Mode, […]
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