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Perhaps the most depressing global news over the last month has been the military coup in Myanmar. Now, the global love fest for Aung San Suu Kyi ended when liberals could stop idealizing her as Gandhi reborn and instead realized that she was totally cool with genocide of the Rohingya if it helped her political […]
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Your Hungry Apparel Workers

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On December 3, 2020
Look down at your shoes. Take a look at your shirt. Check out the tag. Where was it made? Then think about the workers who made it. Preferably after not eating for 16 hours. Because that’s their lives. The Workers Rights Consortium has a new report about hunger in the apparel supply chains that has […]
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On March 29, 1965, the U.S. Supreme Court rules for the defendant in the case of Textile Workers Union v. Darlington Manufacturing Company. In a 7-0 ruling the Court decided that a company could close a recently unionized factory, even if it was done to bust a union. An employer could not close part of […]
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On December 30, 1828, 400 of Dover, New Hampshire’s approximately 800 “mill girls,” women working in the new textile plants, walked off the job in one of the nation’s first strikes and probably the first all-female strike in American history. Given how women are often erased from our labor history, it’s important to note how […]
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