March 20, 2013
December 17, 2012
Blocked fire exits in another dangerous fire trap, Dream International Toy Factory, China.
December 3, 2012
Multinational corporations like Lear, Hyundai and Kia walk off with millions in tax breaks, while Honduras workers earn just 99 cents an hour, racing backward into misery.
October 10, 2012
“Why is Bain Capital refusing to tell the truth to the American people, acknowledging that Sensata Technologies pays their young women workers in China just 99 cents to $1.35 an hour to work 12-hour shifts, seven days a week?" - Charles Kernaghan, Director, Institute for Global Labor and Human Rights
September 27, 2012
Romney and Bain Capital did nothing to change low pay, squalid conditions, forced overtime for three years before pulling out from Global-Tech. Abuses at appliance factory continue.
June 20, 2012
"Dongguan is about as well-known as Foxconn in Shenzhen...Plenty of workers live worse lives than those who work at Foxconn." "If things continue to go like this, there will be more jumpers."
May 10, 2012
European and Australian retailers stand by as women sewing their garments at the Northern Fashion factory in Bangladesh are cheated of their maternity benefits, beaten, forced to work 14 to 16 hours a day for just 21 cents an hour, while being trapped in miserable and rat infested slums.
May 3, 2012
High End European and Australian Retailers Clean up Chinese-owned Sweatshop
March 27, 2012
At the Taiwanese-owned Rich Pine Factory, Bangladeshi and Chinese workers suffer from grueling mandatory seven-day, 96-Hour work weeks, producing for Liz Claiborne, Macy's, J.C. Penney, and Kohl's.
March 8, 2012
Peek&Cloppenburg, BHS, Coles, Dressmann, Celio, de Bijenkorf, Fynch-Hatton and Smart Set sweaters made in Bangladeshi sweatshop where the right to organize is denied and every single labor law violated.
December 19, 2011
December 9, 2011
December 8, 2011
October 13, 2011
October 12, 2011
The Dallas Cowboys and Ohio State University and Wal-Mart are implicated in a sweatshop scandal, producing their licensed goods at an illegal sweatshop in El Salvador, where women are just paid pennies per garment and stripped of their rights.
August 27, 2011
Over 370 guest workers from Bangladesh, sewing clothing for Hanes, Perry Ellis strike the Chinese-owned IBGM sweatshop over miserable and illegal working conditions.
August 5, 2011
Alleged rapist back to the factory; witness of alleged rape threatened; international human rights activist detained by the Jordanian police—Read the Institute’s latest update to see why existing monitoring and judicial mechanisms won't work.
June 24, 2011
Young women guest workers from Sri Lanka and Bangladesh are being repeatedly sexually abused at the Classic Group of factories in Jordan while sewing Hanes "C9" clothing for women and men, which is sold exclusively at Target.
June 13, 2011
Reminiscent of slavery, young women flee, running away from the 93 hour work week at the Rich Pine Factory, sewing clothing for Liz Claiborne, Macy's, Kohl's, Ralph Lauren, Hudson Bay, and others.
June 7, 2011
Young women workers from Bangladesh and Sri Lanka are raped, tortured and beaten at the Classic Factory in Jordan while producing clothing for Hanes, Target, Macy's ,Wal-mart and Sears.
April 6, 2011
Workers manufacturing the popular GM Cruze and Aveo vehicles are paid just 47 to 92 cents an hour. Many of them suffer from permanent spinal cord injuries. This is not the General Motors we know in the United States.
March 23, 2011
Workers are again trapped and burned to death behind locked exit gates. One hundred years ago, the outrage over the Triangle fire led to the rallying cry, "Who will protect the working girl?" Where is that cry today?
March 1, 2011
At Yuwei Plastics and Hardware, an auto parts factory in Dongguan China, a young man was just 21 when three fingers and several knuckles were torn off his left hand while he was operating a stamping machine making parts for export to Ford.
January 27, 2011
January 24, 2011
U.S.-Central America Free Trade Agreement Ends in a race to the bottom. Workers are denied their rights, paid below subsistence wages, and trapped in poverty.
November 10, 2010
Without constant pressure from international human and labor rights organizations, Classic Fashion Apparel in Jordan began to return to past human and labor rights violations.
September 22, 2010
September 17, 2010
The employees at Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala receive death threats, are fired for organizing, blacklisted, forced to work overtime, robbed of social security, health care and pension, and more. The employees make labels for big U.S. companies such as Fashion Bug, Sag Harbor, Briggs New York, and J.M. Collection.
June 29, 2010
The Jabil Circuit factory in Guangzhou, China has over 6,000 workers-many of them illegal temporary workers.These workers produce for hi-tech products-all of whom are board members of the Electronic Industry Citizenship Coalition (EICC).
May 10, 2010
Factory Robs Workers’ Healthcare and Pension Payments
While Undermining Government’s Social Security Institute
April 14, 2010
Nygard, Dillard's, J.C. Penney, Wal-Mart Linked to Human Trafficking and Abuse of Young Women in Jordan Sweatshop
April 13, 2010
Chinese teenagers toil excessive hours for poverty wages as they manufacture the Microsoft peripherals we use.
March 5, 2010
Fire exits chained shut as H&M sewers burned to death inside.
February 11, 2010
Workers in India, including children, will die young grinding gemstones for Valentine's Day.
February 4, 2010
Forced overtime, cheated of wages, constant harassment, trapped in abject poverty in a Salvadoran sweatshop.
November 3, 2009
Wal-Mart’s policies routinely flout the CDCs recommendations, putting both associates and shoppers at risk.
September 15, 2009
Workers Are Injured, Maimed and Killed In Bangladesh’s Shipbreaking Yards.
July 24, 2009
Workers trafficked, abused, imprisoned, and subject to forced overtime, primitive dorm conditions, and deportations in Jordan's Muse factory.
May 7, 2009
Young Bangladeshi women are beaten and cheated sewing garments for the Metro Group. Some of the workers are worked to sickness and death. (May 2009)
February 25, 2009
Young Guatemalan women sewing clothing for Lane Bryant and Briggs New York suffer abusive sweatshop conditions and are cheated of their wages. CAFTA continues to fail to help these workers rise from misery. (February 2009)
February 1, 2009
Young workers producing computer keyboards living in slave-like conditions.
January 30, 2009
Chinese-language documents smuggled from the Meitai factory. (February 2009)
January 29, 2009
Translations of documents smuggled from the Meitai factory (February 2009)
December 10, 2008
Chinese workers work excessive overtime and are paid illegally low wages as they suffer in squalid dorms infested with bedbugs while producing toys for Disney, Hasbro, and RC2 (December 11, 2008)
December 1, 2008
Workers making toys suffer in infested dorms and endure harsh working conditions.
October 20, 2008
Women making Sirius Satellite Radios are stripped of their rights, forced to work grueling hours for below-subsistence wages, and attacked and beaten when they ask for their legal rights.
August 21, 2008
Hundreds of thousands of foreign gust workers--among them 240,000 Bangladeshis--have been trafficked to Kuwait where they are stripped of their passports, housed in squalid conditions and forced to work for a wage up to 84% less than they were guaranteed.
July 15, 2008
Profile of a "Model Chinese Factory"
July 11, 2008
Workers at the Kai Da factory in Guangzhou, China are cheated of their wages and toil in misery while making Sesame Street licensed K'NEX toys.
July 2, 2008
Sesame Street, K’NEX and Hasbro hide harsh factory conditions, low wages, and young workers behind clever and sweet toy advertisements.
June 9, 2008
Workers are dying from overwork in Japanese Toyota manufacturing facilities, producing Prius for export to the U.S. Toyota is also tied to Burmese dictators and exploiting trafficked guest workers (June 2008).
May 22, 2008
Young women at the Youngone factory in El Salvador face sexual harassment, abuse, and poverty wages while sewing jackets for North Face and shirts for Eddie Bauer.
March 26, 2008
Contrasting the lifestyle of a Disney character to the lifestyle Disney provides for its employees.
February 29, 2008
A list of the NLC's most recent work in China.
December 17, 2007
Workers are worked to exhaustion and paid starvation wages producing tableware for Wal-Mart at the Zhifeng factory in China.
December 11, 2007
The Huanya Factory in Guangzhou, China produces Christmas ornaments for Wal-Mart and Target. The factory cheats workers out of their wages and hires underage children to produce ornaments exported to the USA and around the world.
November 29, 2007
Worker Rights Violations and Mistreatment At the Star Factory in Honduras Producing for Nike, NFL and Anvil.
November 26, 2007
Six workers are imprisoned for trying to talk to management about their impossible production goals. Workers endure verbal and physical abuse, long overtime hours, and are illegally shortchanged on wages sewing clothing for Victoria's Secret.
November 19, 2007
Crucifixes made under horrific sweatshop conditions in China linked to Saint Patrick’s Cathedral, Trinity Church and the $4.63 billion Association for Christian Retail
November 1, 2007
Thomas & Friends Goes to China: Illegal sweatshop conditions at four factories in China producing Thomas & Friends toys.
Santa’s Helpers Suffer Constant Abuse While Making Barbie, Thomas & Friends, and Other Toys for Wal-Mart at the Xin Yi Factory in China
October 24, 2007
Foreign corporations, particularly those belonging to the European Union Chamber of Commerce in China and the Chamber of Commerce in Shanghai work to weaken China's human and worker rights laws.
October 23, 2007
Speedo Production in China Breaks Records for Worker Abuse - Toys "R" Us and Carrefour Also Implicated
October 9, 2007
Workers at the Industrial Embroidery factory in Honduras's Inhdelua Free Trade Zone toil for extreme hours under constant pressure and 100-degree heat to make clothing for Nike, Old Navy/Gap, Tommy, Polo Jeans, Hanes, Osh Kosh, and others
September 30, 2007
Urgent crisis for workers striking at the Cotton Craft Factory in Jordan's Al Tajamouat Industrial City. Workers are cut off from electricity and water.
September 14, 2007
With the unexpected passing of Anita Roddick on Monday, September 10th, the National Labor Committee has lost a dear friend, a major supporter, a spectacular activist and fellow traveler.
September 1, 2007
Alcoa's high-tech auto parts sweatshops In Honduras rocked by corruption and human rights scandal
Alcoa's High-Tech Auto Parts Sweatshops in Honduras Rocked by Corruption and Human Rights Scandal: A Major Challenge to CAFTA. August 2007.
July 25, 2007
December 2000 report: Unmasking the Cost of Offshore Production Sewing Jeans in Nicaragua
June 17, 2007
NLC and CEADEL report on harsh sweatshop conditions at the Fribo factory in Guatemala. Workers are sewing for Daisy Fuentes and Wet Seal, among others. June 18, 2007
March 30, 2007
Update on conditions in factories located in Jordan in the U.S. free trade zone (03/20/07)
March 12, 2007
Children in Guatemala harvest and process vegetables and fruits exported to school children in the U.S.
February 1, 2007
NLC in-depth report on the Kaisi factory in China. Workers make hardware parts for U.S. companies and are not compensated when their hands get injured in the machines.
October 17, 2006
NLC report on child workers at the Evitex factory in Bangladesh making clothing for VF. 2006.
October 7, 2006
NLC report on child labor at the Harvest Rich factory in Bangladesh. Children are sewing for Hanes, Wal-Mart, Puma and others. 2006
October 1, 2006
Niños/as Otra Vez Cosiendo Ropa
Para Grandes Compañías de los Estados Unidos y Alemania
en Bangladesh: Hanes (Sara Lee), Puma y Wal -Mart
September 28, 2006
National Labor Committee report on the Atateks factory in Jordan, using trafficked workers from Bangladesh
September 27, 2006
One Worker is Fired and Deported, Another Imprisoned For Speaking Truthfully to U.S. Corporate Auditors
Eight workers fired, imprisoned, beaten, and forcibly deported for asking for their most basic legal rights.
September 26, 2006
Three workers fired, imprisoned, beaten and forcibly deported from asking for their most basic legal rights.
September 25, 2006
June 12, 2006
Further trafficking and human rights abuses in the Saidan factory in Jordan.
May 3, 2006
NLC groundbreaking original report on human trafficking and involuntary servitude in Jordan. (05/06)
February 28, 2006
A report on a factory making shoes for New Balance in 2006.
December 20, 2005
Holiday cards sold at Wal-Mart are being produced in Guangzhou, China by workers who labor in terrible conditions and are often denied holidays while working up to 94 1/2 hours a week at just 34 cents an hour.
December 1, 2005
Toy trucks made for such U.S. companies as Wal-Mart, Mattel, and MGA are being produced in sweatshops in China where laborers work excessively long hours and are paid only 33 cents an hour among many other abuses.
November 16, 2005
Furniture being sold in such U.S. stores as Levitz and Jennifer Convertibles is being produced by workers in Shenzhen, China who were beaten by Italian supervisors after pay disputes.
August 18, 2005
In China, young women and men are forced to work 10 to 13 hours a day producing children's books for Disney six and seven days a week, working a grueling 60 to 90 hours a week. The workers are paid just 33 to 41 cents an hour, trapping them in poverty.
July 2, 2005
NLC report on the conditions in the Han Soll factory in Honduras producing replica jerseys for Reebok, the NFL and NBA. July 2005.
July 1, 2005
NLC report on sweatshop in Alcoa in Mexico and Honduras where workers are making auto parts for the U.S.
NLC 2005 report on conditions at the Lear factory in Honduras making auto parts for export to the U.S.
June 20, 2005
Exploiting labor in China and Bangladesh allows Walmart to make huge profits while keeping factory workers trapped in poverty.
June 5, 2005
Former Wal-Mart employee, Jim Bill, was fired after telling the truth about horrible conditions in Wal-Mart factories. (June 2005)
June 1, 2005
Wal-Mart would rather allow young women workers to remain mired in lives of destitution than pay 7 more cents per shirt. The extra 7 cents would make a dramatic difference in these women's lives.
December 1, 2004
NLC report on workers' rights violations in a Chinese factory that produces Timberland products, such as illegally low wages, excessive overtime, child labor, and beatings.
November 1, 2004
MAERSK SEALAND, the largest shipping company in Central America, controls approximately 80 percent of the container shipping market in El Salvador
October 27, 2004
In 2004 the NLC and three Bangladeshi workers went on a one-month speaking tour of America.
August 4, 2004
A Report on workers in China producing shoes for Puma; August 2004.
March 6, 2004
Investigation of the He Yi (Foreway)Factory in China producing bobble head dolls for the U.S.
February 1, 2004
NLC report on Major League baseball production in Costa Rica. February 2004
January 1, 2004
January 2004 report: NBA exploiting slave labor and supporting dictators in Burma.
December 17, 2003
Abuse of workers, union busting, violation of Salvadoran labor laws, and tax fraud documented in Hanchang Textiles, a factory producing for Osh Kosh B'Gosh and Wal-Mart.
November 1, 2003
Workers at the AAA Factory in Honduras are paid starvation wages and given dirty water to drink while sweing clothing for Hanes, Fruit of the Loom, Nike and Gildan.
October 2, 2003
Southeast Textiles, S.A. (SETISA) factory in Choloma, Cortes, Honduras, sewing Sean John clothing.
October 1, 2003
Workers sewing clothes for Sears and J.C. Penney in Nicaragua are forced to work long hours in stifling heat and in air filled with lint. Workers are cheated of their wages, pregnant women are harassed, and management busts the workers' union.
March 1, 2003
A sweatshop in American Samoa producing for Wal-Mart, Target and other U.S. retailers has been convicted of Human Trafficking and holding more than 200 workers under conditions of "involuntary servitude."
October 15, 2002
Bangladeshi workers from the Shah Makdum and MNC garment factories tour America with NLC Director Charles Kernaghan and NLC Senior Associate Barbara Briggs to raise awareness of their campaign against Disney sweatshops.
June 1, 2002
NLC report on working conditions for Alcoa wire harness workers in Mexico.
May 13, 2002
NLC report on conditions for workers in China making toys for children in the U.S. February 2002.
February 1, 2002
Bangladeshi women producing clothes for Disney, Wal-Mart and Jerry Leigh toil 15 hours a day, 7 days a week under horrifying conditions of abuse.
November 1, 2001
Female workers at the Shah Makhdum Garments Factory in Bangladesh are suffer physical and verbal abuse and are routinely cheated of their wages as they sew garments for Disney.
October 1, 2001
Report on sweatshop abuses in factories in Bangladesh producing for over 20 universities
2001 report on sweatshop conditions in several factories in Bangladesh producing for U.S. universities
Part 2 of the NLC's 2001 report on conditions in several factories in Bangladesh producing for U.S. universities.
May 1, 2001
A Rare Inside Glimpse: Suppressed USAID-funded investigation documents systematic denial of rights and "abject poverty" wages of eighty-five thousand maquila workers, mostly young women sewing garments for Nike, Jordan, Adidas, Gap, Ohio State University, Duke University, University of Michigan, Georgetown University, Kohl's, Wal-Mart and Elderwear school uniforms.
March 1, 2001
March 1, 2001, As the ILO calls for sanctions, the U.S. government grants unlimited access to sweatshop goods made in Burmese factories run by the brutal military regime
February 13, 2001
NLC report on human trafficking and indentured servitude in American Samoa, a territory of the United States. February 2001
December 1, 2000
December 2000 report: Getting to the truth: uncovering internal company production and shipping documents
December 2000 Report: Women in Nicaragua paid just 17 to 19 cents for each pair of jeans they sew under contract for the U.S. military.
December 2000 report on Kohl's and Cherokee jeans, and J.C. Penney's Arizona Jeans and Shorts made at abusive factory in Nicaragua.
November 15, 2000
November 15, 2000 Report: Las Mercedes Free Trade Zone, Managua, Nicaragua. Surviving on Fifty-three cents an hour
June 22, 2000
June 2000, Despite Brutal Dictatorship and International Sanctions, U.S. Companies Increase their Ties to Burmese Military Dictators and Drug Lords
May 1, 2000
NLC report on several sweatshop factories in China producing for U.S. companies including Huffy, New Balance and Nike
NLC report, Part 2. Made in China: The Role of U.S. Companies in Denying Human and Worker Rights. May 2000.
April 1, 2000
April 2000 report: Mil Colores is well known as the factory with the worst working conditions in the Las Mercedes FTZ
September 20, 1999
September 30, 1999 - NLC report on Kathie Lee sweatshops in El Salvador, Mexico and Guatemala.
July 1, 1999
The women in El Salvador who sew Liz Claiborne garments speak out
asking for justice. July 1999.
Young women toil under sweatshop conditions sewing pants and shirts for Wal-mart at the Beximco factory in Bangladesh. July 1999.
This article outlines the discrepancies between what Wal-Mart professes as its Code of Conduct to monitor the proper production of its products and its practices in the Commonwealth of Saipan.
January 1, 1999
This article contains text from a California lawsuit against such U.S. corporations as the Gap, Nordstrom, J.C. Penney, and Wal-Mart for unlawful business acts and practices in their sweatshops on the Island of Saipan.
November 17, 1998
Garment workers in Burma earn just four cents an hour or $8.00 a month! Money earned from garment exports to the U.S. goes to repress the people of Burma.
September 17, 1998
September 17, 1998 Report: Upscale Liz Claiborne suit and sport jackets (selling for $194), pants and skirts are being sewn under contract at Doall factories in El Salvador.
April 28, 1998
A US student delegation uncovers the exploitation of workers in Nicaragua, El Salvador, and Honduras. These workers are sewing garments and shoes for export to the United States.
March 1, 1998
March 1998 report on several factories in China. Kathie Lee, Wal-Mart, Liz Claiborne Ann Taylor, Esprit, etc, cited.
April 1, 1996
NLC report on USAID and U.S. company support of sweatshops in Haiti. January 1996.
November 1, 1993
NLC 1993 report on the U.S. government's role in exporting jobs to the developing world where worker rights are being denied.
September 1, 1992
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