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19 October 2014

Video - Cambodia: "From Sex Workers to Human Trafficking: The High Cost of Cheap Clothes"

Author: Vice News

Cambodia's aggressive anti-trafficking campaign is designed to rescue and rehabilitate sex workers. But many women say authorities in Cambodia are actually forcing them into a trade where conditions and pay are even worse: making clothing for Western...

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22 November 2012

[PDF] The UN Guiding Principles on Business and Human Rights and the human rights of workers to form or join trade unions and to bargain collectively

Author: Intl. Trade Union Confederation (ITUC CSI IGB), IndustriALL Global Union, Clean Clothes Campaign, UNI Global Union

The right to join or form a trade union and the right to bargain collectively are established human rights falling within the scope of almost every business enterprise in almost every situation or context...Business responsibility with respect to these...

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1 November 2012

Over 100 Powerhouse Apparel Brands and Companies Have Signed the Cotton Pledge [Uzbekistan]

Author: Responsible Sourcing Network

Responsible Sourcing Network...surpassed 100 signatories to the RSN Cotton Pledge...The growing number of...brands and retailers publicly committing to avoid Uzbek cotton communicates to the Government of Uzbekistan that the apparel industry does not...

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25 October 2011

Is the Perfect Factory Possible? [Dominican Rep]

Author: Peter Dreier, Nation [USA]

USAS [United Students Against Sweatshops], as well as the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC)…have embraced Alta Gracia as a model that proves socially responsible clothing production is not only possible; it’s profitable…Alta Gracia is an unusual...

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23 September 2011

Students Battle a Dallas Cowboys Unit Over College Apparel

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

The Dallas Cowboys have a new merchandising arm...but…student groups…contend it is using overseas sweatshops…That anti-sweatshop group…said Silver Star…had used one factory in El Salvador that…threatened union supporters, had drinking water that was...

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5 January 2011

How One Tiny Factory Is Challenging the Sweatshop Norm

Author: Sarah Seltzer, AlterNet.org

...a revolutionary new factory [Alta Gracia] in the Domincan Republic, started by one of the most conscience-minded college apparel suppliers, Knights Apparel, [is] a model and a test case of what can happen when wages are "living" and union organizing...

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17 November 2009

Labor Fight Ends in Win for Students

Author: Steven Greenhouse, New York Times

The anti-sweatshop movement at dozens of American universities...has had plenty of idealism and energy, but not many victories. Until now. The often raucous student movement announced on Tuesday that it had achieved its biggest victory by far. Its...

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28 July 2009

MSN welcomes company statement on Honduras coup

Author: Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN)

Apparel brands with production in Honduras, including adidas Group, Nike Inc. and Gap Inc., have released a joint letter sent to US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton "calling for the restoration of democracy in Honduras" following the June 28th...

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27 July 2009

Honduras: Letter from Nike, adidas, Gap, Knights to US Secretary of State calls for the "restoration of democracy"

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27 April 2009

Socially Responsible Investment Firm, Environmental, Labor Rights Advocates Back Proposal to Berkshire Hathaway Shareholders

Author: Intl. Labor Rights Forum, Trillium Asset Management, Intl. Rivers

Trillium Asset Management..., a shareholder in Warren’s Buffet’s Berkshire Hathaway Corporation, is joining two nonprofit advocacy organizations, the International Labor Rights Forum...and International Rivers..., in calling on fellow Berkshire...

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