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Sweatshop Labor

Another Factory Fire in Bangladesh: This Time, a Product of Rage

Robert J. S. Ross | Posted 02.18.2014 | World
Robert J. S. Ross

On Friday, November 29, as Americans chose between sleeping off Thanksgiving turkey and shopping at dawn for electronic and clothing bargains, another big factory fire burned in Bangladesh. This time, it appears the factory was set ablaze by angry workers.

Dave Jamieson

Unions Roll Out Their New Strategy

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 09.25.2013 | Politics

WASHINGTON -- As part of its efforts to rejuvenate the labor movement and reach more young people, the AFL-CIO is entering a formal partnership with a...

The Psychology of Sweatshop Labor

Neeru Paharia | Posted 09.09.2013 | Business
Neeru Paharia

It seems if consumers really cared, there would be more demand for sweatshop-free products and more opportunities for companies to profit from such products.

Oklahoma Sweatshop Tells One Story of Labor's Challenge

Edwin D. Hill | Posted 08.07.2013 | Business
Edwin D. Hill

All justice-loving citizens need to support regulatory and legislative efforts to more equally balance the playing field between employers and workers who -- like Dan Lee and his co-workers -- seek to turn today's sweatshops into decent, productive and family-sustaining places of work.

10 Popular Retailers With Dark Labor Histories

The Huffington Post | Harry Bradford | Posted 05.06.2013 | Business

Promoting a socially responsible image is one way brands try to up their cool. But do brands really sacrifice their bottom line in order to stay true ...

A Floor of Decency

Robert Koehler | Posted 07.02.2013 | World
Robert Koehler

The system is broken. It's eating us alive. We do not value human life -- or, for that matter, life itself -- at the core of our social structure. But even the immensely powerful among us affect to value it after the fact, as rescuers pull bodies from the rubble and the survivors wail.

Emran Hossain

Thousands Still May Be Missing In Bangladesh Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.30.2013 | World

WASHINGTON -- Relatives of workers still missing in the collapsed Bangladesh factory building say the true number of dead is far greater than the offi...

Emran Hossain

Stench Of Bodies, Disorganization Slow Bangladesh Rescue Effort

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

The stench of decomposing bodies is hindering rescue efforts in Bangladesh's garment industry hub of Savar, witnesses say, as untold numbers of dead a...

Emran Hossain

Workers Clubbed By Police In Wake Of Deadly Building Collapse

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.26.2013 | World

Protesters calling for the death of a building owner in Bangladesh whose eight-story structure collapsed on Wednesday, killing at least 290 people, we...

Emran Hossain

Workers Forced To Clock In At Building That Would Become Their Death Trap

HuffingtonPost.com | Emran Hossain | Posted 04.25.2013 | Business

The number of dead continues to rise in Bangladesh as rescuers sort through the debris of an eight-story building that collapsed Wednesday morning, cl...

I Shop, Therefore I Am

Emma Orlow | Posted 06.12.2012 | Teen
Emma Orlow

Urban Outfitters is run by a Rick Santorum supporter, under whose leadership the company has produced items that are viewed by many as homophobic and racist. This is the underbelly of fast fashion.

Upward Spiral Instead of a Downward One

Stan Sorscher | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Stan Sorscher

When I was young, the purpose of public policy was to raise our standard of living. Not so much, anymore. Now, public policy is designed to make busin...

Schlock Doctrine: Where, and by Whom, Was Your Christmas Made?

Randall Amster | Posted 11.17.2011 | Healthy Living
Randall Amster

There are certainly many alternatives for purchasing products with greater ethical standards. But let's face it -- parents are busy, disposable incomes are tight, children need stimulation, time is money, and this is America.

The Shenzhenian Candidate: Meg Whitman Wants to be Governor of California

Chris Kelly | Posted 05.25.2011 | Politics
Chris Kelly

Meg Whitman's real expertise is in globalization. Which is the nice way of saying Asian sweatshops. I'm not saying everything Whitman touches turns to slave labor, I'm just not saying it doesn't.

Whitney Biennial Jumps the Shark

Carolyn Castiglia | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business
Carolyn Castiglia

If working class people can get t-shirts with prints created by artists, why should we complain that we don't have health care? Got an open wound? Take that Jeff Koons t-shirt, shred it up and use it as a tourniquet.

Is Victoria's Secret Sweatshop Labor?

Radar | Sarah Horne | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With all the shiny angel supermodels prancing around in thongs and pillow talk of curve-enhancing bras, lingerie giant Victoria's Secret seems pretty ...

Labor Group Condemns Sweatshop Crucifixes

AP | Verena Dobnik | Posted 05.25.2011 | Business

With Christmas just weeks away, a labor group on Tuesday denounced "horrific" sweatshop conditions where crucifixes are made in China to be sold at re...