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Sweatshops news and analysis from The Nation
July 15, 2019
Trump Can Always Find Someone Worse
To replace a disgraced secretary of labor, Trump has elevated a sweatshop lobbyist.
October 24, 2017
Could a Global Living Wage Put an End to Corporations’ ‘Race to the Bottom’?
A true living wage would take into account the needs not just of workers but of society as a whole.
September 15, 2017
These Georgetown Students Fought Nike—and Won
For the first time ever, Nike signed a contract that ensures full, independent access for the Worker Rights Consortium—and it happened because of students.
Daniel Luis Zager
August 10, 2017
Why ‘Corporate Responsibility’ Campaigns Fail
Despite decades of outrage over sweatshops and slave labor, the problems in the global supply chains remain.
July 10, 2017
Is China Trying to Silence the Workers Who Make Ivanka Trump’s Apparel?
Human-rights activists face trial after an investigation into an abusive factory.
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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.