September 22, 2016
Hannan Knitwear workers regularly toil 7 days a week, 13 hours a day. Often they are forced to work until midnight, putting in 16 hours. They are cheated on their pay. Verbal and physical abuse is common. Maternity leave and sick leave are often denied.
April 27, 2016
On April 24, 2016, hundreds of workers and family members gathered in Savar to mourn the workers killed on that day in 2013 and to push for safety reforms in garment factories.
December 10, 2015
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguang Zhenyang Wanju factory produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands, under harsh sweatshop conditions.
December 02, 2015
Fourteen shipbreaking workers have been killed so far in 2015, with many more injured. Read the Institute's latest update and take action to help.
April 30, 2015
On April 26, HBO Last Week Tonight with John Oliver aired a terrific segment on fashion brands profiteering from sweatshop production, using Institute cases as examples.
April 17, 2015
The AFL-CIO, United Steelworkers union and scores of labor activists, community, fair trade, environmental and women’s rights groups are going all out to block the Trans-Pacific Partnership trade deal.
March 17, 2015
For the first time, over 1,000 workers at the Jeans Plus factory in Savar, Bangladesh have won their legal rights! We are hopeful that the improvements will continue.
March 10, 2015
Over 1,000 workers, mostly young women, are routinely beaten and forced to toil 94 to 101 hours, seven days a week, making trousers for Index's "Pull & Bear" and baby clothing for LC Waikiki.
March 03, 2015
A hard life, but some improvements for foreign guest workers who make Ralph Lauren clothing at Century Miracle factory in Jordan.
December 22, 2014
Thousands of guest workers stripped of their passports. U.S. State Department must move immediately to end human trafficking and other abuses at Century Group factories in Jordan.
Write to Disney, Hasbro, Mattel and other multinational companies producing children's toys under harsh sweatshop conditions.
Bangladesh’s shipbreaking workers need our help and support. Please sign this letter, which will be delivered to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguan Zhenyang Wanju factory in Guangdong produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands under harsh conditions, stripped of their rights, their dignity, their voice and basic justice.
Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh toil 12-hours a day at one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are consistently injured and killed on the job because of a lack of safety equipment, job training, and legal rights.
Nike is truly the canary in the coal mine, pointing us to what unfettered “free trade” looks like, and what the world will look like under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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