April, 17 2015
Do you know that Nike produces over 365 million pairs of athletic shoes each year—all of them offshore? In Vietnam, the cost to produce a Nike sneaker comes in at less than $6 a pair!
December, 22 2014
Workers producing printed circuit boards for Apple’s iPhone6, Amazon Kindle and others at the Zhen Ding Technology in Shenzhen, China.
November, 11 2014
Garment workers in Bangladesh fight back and win. The Institute initiates turnaround in major apparel producers.
January, 23 2014
¡Marcas y almacenes importantes, como Wal-Mart, Macy’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s y PVH, compraron 52 millones de prendas, pero se muestran incapaces de proteger a los trabajadores, a quienes la patronal de Alianza Fashion se les ha robado más de $6 millones!
January, 22 2014
Major U.S. retailers and fashion companies such as Macy’s, JCPenney, Kohl’s and PVH bought more than 52 million garments from Alianza Fashion in Guatemala but were incapable of protecting a single worker as Alianza workers were robbed of over $6 million.
October, 03 2013
Making jeggings and jeans for Old Navy, Next Collections factory in Bangladesh cheated workers of their wages. Pregnant women are illegally terminated and denied their legal maternity leave. Workers were beaten or jailed for asking for their legal rights.
March, 20 2013
Tens of thousands of young women guest workers toil under brutal sweatshop conditions, sewing Wal-Mart, Hanes and other labels.
December, 17 2012
Blocked fire exits in another dangerous fire trap, Dream International Toy Factory, China.
December, 03 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.
November, 29 2012
The AFL-CIO, USW 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. Call this hotline to connect to your Senator: 1-855-790-8815
Please sign onto a statement to support a call for legislation that protects workers in global economy.
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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Chinese teenagers toil excessive hours for poverty wages as they manufacture the Microsoft peripherals we use.