WBEZ Worldview | February 04, 2014
Institute director Charles Kernaghan joined WBEZ Worldview to discuss labor rights violations at Alianza Fashion sweatshop in Guatemala where dozens of American clothing companies and retailers including PVH and Wal-mart made their products.
ABC News | By Matthew Mosk | January 23, 2014
"Guatemalan factory workers making blazers and suits for dozens of well-known American retailers, including Wal-Mart, JCPenney, and Kohl's, were allegedly deprived of more than $6 million in wages and benefits."
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights | January 23, 2014
Today the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights and our partner CEADEL in Guatemala are releasing a new report as part of a joint campaign to hold major U.S. and Canadian apparel companies accountable.
Women's Wear Daily | By Kristi Ellis | November 18, 2013
Wal-Mart released safety audits of 75 factories in Bangladesh. "Clearly nothing would have happened had it not been for the Tazreen Fashions fire in November and the collapse of Rana Plaza. Even Wal-Mart couldn't keep going down this path. They have take
Women's Wear Daily | By Arthur Friedman | October 29, 2013
At Women's Wear Daily CEO Summit, Charles Kernaghan noted that sweatshops were wiped out in the U.S. because the industry became unionized and legitimate. As of Bangladesh, "give them a chance to have unions and we'll see a transformation." Kernaghan serv
Toronto Star | By Rick Westhead | October 21, 2013
"It's amazing that after 100 years, workers are making less than one-10th what they did in 1911," Kernaghan says. "It's astounding that we have gone so backward, so quickly."
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights | October 03, 2013
New Report Details Major Rights Abuses. Gap is major buyer in Bangladesh factory that requires 15 to 17 hour work days and cheats on overtime pay. Recent promises to curb illegal practices
continue to ring hollow.
Moose Jaw Times Herald | By Joel van der Veen | October 07, 2013
"Think of the last pair of jeans you bought. In my case, they came from Gap. Now try to picture, in your mind, the garment worker who made them."
San Diego Free Press | By Sarah Lazare | October 05, 2013
"Report exposes firing and overwork of pregnant workers, routine beatings and deep poverty wages in sweatshop backed by US mega-retailers."
The Globe and Mail | By Tu Thanh Ha | October 04, 2013
"A Bangladeshi factory that produces garments for The Gap and Old Navy kept two sets of books to conceal how it is coercing employees to perform 17-hour shifts every day of the week, a new report says, underlining the inability of clothing retailers to im
Right now, Gap is helping to clean up the Next Collections sweatshop in Bangladesh. But focus is everything: we must demand that the 21 workers who were illegally terminated are reinstated in their position and that their back wages are paid.
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