UCLA Labor Center
In collaboration with the Garment Worker Center and UCLA Occupational Safety and Health (UCLA LOSH), the UCLA Labor Center just released Dirty Threads, Dangerous Factories: Health and Safety in Los Angeles’ Fashion Industry. The study finds that fast fashion, an approach that moves garments from design to shelf at an accelerated pace, leads to dangerous working conditions for garment workers.
For millions of American workers across the country, the cool air of the fall season promises to bring relief from intense heat on the job. In California, however, the persistent autumn heat wave brings along with it dangerous wildfires and also dangerous working conditions.
INTERNATIONAL TRADE UNION CONFEDERATION
International and European trade union bodies are calling on the European Union to bolster action on workers’ rights and safety in Bangladesh’s garment industry. The Bangladesh government has failed to implement vital labour law reforms, and a compensation fund for victims of the Rana Plaza disaster still remains US$ 9 million short of the target.
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Student Campaign Forces 16 Universities to End Sweatshop Contracts Over Abuses in Bangladeshi Garment Factories
USAS | United Students Against Sweatshops
Student Campaign Forces 16 Universities to End Contracts with JanSport/North Face and Parent Company VF Corp Over Sweatshop Abuses in Bangladeshi Garment Factories.