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27 November 2016

India's garment workers continue to fight against exploitation

Author: Aarthi Gunnupuri, Equal Times

Over 1200 factories, where 90 per cent of the 500,000 workers are women, function on the outskirts of the city. For decades, the women in these factories have worked in exploitative conditions, earning a minimum monthly wage as low as 4000 rupees ...

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9 May 2016

US judge dismisses lawsuit against Children's Place, J.C. Penney & Walmart over fatal garment factory collapse in Bangladesh

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4 May 2016

[PDF] Abdur Rahman v. J.C. Penney Corporation, et al. - Memorandum Opinion

Author: Superior Court of the State of Delaware

[Full text of court's opinion dismissing the lawsuit.]

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23 April 2016

Alliance for Bangladesh Workers Safety

The Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety (Alliance) is a legally binding, five-year commitment to improve safety in Bangladeshi ready-made garment (RMG) factories. The Alliance was organized in 2013 through the Bipartisan Policy Center with...

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15 February 2016
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7 February 2016

Bangladesh: Another major factory fire shows “industry safeguards” are failing

Matrix Sweater Factory, housed on the top floor of the eight-storied building caught fire on 2 February leaving four injured. The factory employs more than 6,000 workers, and is a supplier to big chains, like H&M and JCPenney. Had the fire started...

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2 February 2016

Labour rights groups issue statement on fire at Matrix sweaters factory in Bangladesh

Author: Clean Clothes Campaign, International Labor Rights Forum, Maquila Solidarity Network, & Worker Rights Consortium

The Clean Clothes Campaign, the International Labor Rights Forum, the Maquila Solidarity Network, and the Worker Rights Consortium are deeply disturbed to hear of another serious fire breaking out at a garment factory in Bangladesh – the factory...

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19 November 2015

USA: Corporate Equality Index scores show improvement of measures taken by companies for LGBT workers

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12 August 2015

India: The Environmental Crisis in Your Closet

Author: Adam Matthews, Newsweek

At first glance, Tirupur, aka “Knit City,” appears to be an exemplar of how globalization can improve the developing world...The garment industry here in the south Indian state of Tamil Nadu earns billions of dollars annually, employs about a half...

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2 August 2015

Where Did You Get That Dress?: Bangladesh Two Years on From Rana Plaza

Author: Shannon K. O'Neil, Council on Foreign Relations

On April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza factory...collapsed in Dhaka, Bangladesh...Rana Plaza highlights both the best and the worst of what globalization and global supply chains bring to developing countries...This trade has helped fundamentally change...

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