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Supply Chains and Human Rights

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On February 26, 2021
When you create supply chains without the slightest concern for anything but low costs–ignoring workplace safety, human rights, labor rights, environmentally sustainability, every other concern but wresting profit–you create a situation where if global outrage over one piece of this disaster gets to the point that it matters on a geopolitical scale, the whole supply […]

Child Labor Notes

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On February 27, 2020

While the nation only cares about the presidential election, the routine daily horrors of the world continue without abatement and it’s high time we remember that these things are happening and

#MeToo in Trucking

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On May 23, 2019

I was happy to be quoted in this excellent and important American Prospect piece on sexual harassment in trucking. Not long after Claudia Lopez began her career in trucking, a male colleague began to

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Customers over Workers

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On May 9, 2019
This Amazon story says everything about power in America and the world: Amazon.com Inc. has agreed to tighten quality control standards on its marketplace following an investigation that determined dozens of children’s school supplies sold on the site had illegal levels of toxic metals, lead and cadmium. As part of the agreement hammered out with […]
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I want to take you back, perhaps in the Wayback Machine, to the lost age of 2013. If we can open the creaky vaults of our memories, we might recall that 1,138 workers died to make your clothes and clothes for other westerners at the Savar building in Bangladesh. I know, that might be a […]
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