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Why It’s High Time to Move on From ‘Just-in-Time’ Supply Chains

Kim Moody The Guardian
This logistical model is the engine of breakneck capitalism. But its fragility is now being exposed. Decades of deregulation, privatisation and market worship have left society vulnerable to the unbidden force of “just-in-time” supply chains.

Groups Across the South Are Working to Fix a Broken Farm Labor System

Jonah Goldman Kay Facing South
"Looking at these corporate supply chains, we've been able to achieve more by getting union agreements through supply chain actions than we've ever been able to achieve in legislative campaigns," says Justin Flores, FLOC's vice president.

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Indonesia's Textile Workers Face a Tough Battle for Severance Pay

Laura Villadiego Equal Times
Big brands have refused for decades to take responsibility for the payment of workers’ settlements when their suppliers close, even though they are often directly responsible for the sustainability of the factories.

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Let’s Stop Downgrading Workers and Jobs in Supply Chains

Steve Cotton Equal Times
Downgrading workers and their jobs in the global supply chains must be stopped. Strong union organising, intelligent union strategies and collaborative working underpinned by robust international standards, is the way to do it.
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