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News and Analysis from The Nation on Sweatshops
June 27, 2016
Colleges Aren’t Enforcing Their Own Anti-Sweatshop Policies
SUNY’s failure to enforce its anti-sweatshop policies is a reminder that major institutional consumers can only go so far in addressing the crisis of globalized labor abuses.
April 29, 2016
A Western Company Could Finally Be Held Accountable for the Rana Plaza Disaster
Three years after the factory collapse in Bangladesh, a Canadian court is hearing a case that could award the victims up to $2 billion in damages.
February 10, 2016
The Toxic Work Environments That Produce Your Pots and Pans
Multinational corporations are once again profiting off of China’s dismal labor conditions.
January 27, 2016
Sneakers, Through the Looking Glass
The comedian Kevin Hart’s new signature Nike shoes represent a complicated mixture of pride and injury.
January 13, 2016
High-Tech Manufacturing’s Disposable Workers
The electronics industry is poisoning the workers who make our shiny gadgets.
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December 21, 2015
‘When We Made Mistakes in Our Sewing, They Slapped Us’
Bangladeshi garment workers are still struggling to win the safe and humane workplaces they deserve.
December 9, 2015
How Climate Change Will Transform Work
Workers in the Global South need more than wind turbines and high-brow organic farms—they need livelihoods that can mitigate ecological crisis.
November 25, 2015
The Other Side of Black Friday Price Tags
Throughout the Global South, underpaid workers face wage theft and injury to meet Western consumers' demands.
October 7, 2015
Why the TPP Won’t Work for Workers
The trade deal’s soft stance on labor protections is what makes it so attractive to both business and governments.
September 11, 2015
Yes, Your T-Shirt Was ‘Made in LA’—and the Worker Got 4 Cents For It
Why the sorry state of Los Angeles garment manufacturing should put serious attention on sweatshops—here in the US and across the world.