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22 December 2016

USA: Wage theft common practice in "Made in the USA" garments manufacturing due to legal loophole & brands business models

  Photo by Ed Crisostomo, Orange County Register/SCNG

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19 December 2016

In L.A.’s garment industry, ‘Made in the USA’ can mean being paid $3 an hour

Author: Jessie Kornberg, Bet Tzedek, on Los Angeles Times (USA)

...the U.S. Department of Labor released a bombshell report that might make you suspicious of clothing that’s “Made in the USA.” After a three-year comprehensive study, the Labor Department confirmed what workers’ rights advocates like me have long...

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29 November 2016

Why wage theft is common in garment manufacturing

Author: Margot Roosevelt, Orange County Register (US)

…Earlier this month, U.S. Labor Department officials cited three multibillion-dollar retailers, with thousands of stores nationwide, as the worst offenders in setting prices that drive illegal wage theft: Ross, T.J. Maxx and Forever 21…Ruben Rosalez,...

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23 November 2016

USA: Sweatshop conditions persistent in California's garment industry finds US Dept. of Labor

Author: Michelle Russell, just-style

"California sweatshop a persistent problem", 21 Nov 2016...

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16 November 2016

Factories that made clothes for Forever 21, Ross paid workers $4 an hour, Labor Department says

Author: Natalie Kitroeff, Los Angeles Times (US)

It can be hard to ignore the lure of Forever 21, where fall jackets go for $18 and a halter dress can be had for $9. But U.S. Labor Department investigators contend that those deals are costly for people like Pedro Montiel, who said he makes $4.50 an...

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19 February 2015

USA: Walmart to raise minimum pay to $10/hour, will help 500,000 workers - critics say raise falls short of living wage

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10 February 2010

Report evaluates jewelers progress in promoting socially and environmentally responsible mining – 60 firms endorse principles for ethical sourcing

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10 February 2010

[PDF] Tarnished Gold: Assessing the jewelry industry’s progress on ethical sourcing of metals

Author: Earthworks

This report is an evaluation of the efforts made by jewelers towards responsible sourcing of precious metals. It is based on responses to a survey sent to the jewelers that had signed on to the Golden Rules by mid-February 2009 and to other large...

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18 October 2004

Diamonds whose price is measured in blood

Author: Lee Glendinning, Guardian [UK]

Many UK jewellers have conceded they have no real policy on sourcing diamonds...almost two years after the diamond industry agreed to a self-regulation system to prevent the trade in diamonds from regions of conflict, many UK jewellers are unable to...

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1 October 2004

Déjà Vu - diamond industry still failing to deliver on promises - Summary of UK and US results of Global Witness and Amnesty International survey

Author: Global Witness & Amnesty International

This report presents the results of Global Witness and Amnesty International's survey into the diamond jewellery retail sector's implementation of self-regulation to support the Kimberley Process, the international diamond certification scheme...

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