Here are two pieces about challenges facing worker organizing in Middle East! Informal networks of self-help and mutual care have given rise to a workers-led alliance in Lebanon to fight for rights of domestic workers. In EI article, Al-Austath, who heads the Palestinian Federation of Garment Industries, argues that Israel has a deliberate policy of preventing Gaza from nurturing its own industries. “They hate us because we work hard and build our country,” he said.
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.
The American Prospect
Interntaional Labor Rights Forum
Hanging by a Thread! Los Angeles Garment Workers’ Struggle to Access Quality Care for their Children
Garment Worker Center
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Three 17-year-old Norwegian fashion bloggers travel to Cambodia for an online reality series experiencing a month long life of a Cambodian garment worker and get an up close idea about exploitation and H&M profits.