Report says U.S clothing companies operating in Guatemala deprived workers of wages
A new report by The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights and the Center for Studies and Support for Local Development says that laborers at the Alianza Fashion factory in Guatemala, who made clothes for bigretailers like JC Penney, Macy's, Kohl's and Wal-Mart, were deprived of more than 6 million dollars in back wages, benefits and pension funds after the company closed down last year. The Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights partnered on the report with the Center for Studies and Support for Local Development, which is based in Guatemala. Both organizations are demanding “that the over 60 U.S. and Canadian companies, retailers and labels step up and make these workers whole again.” Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, joins us to discuss the report.
By NPR, WBEZ.
Listen on SoundCloud here: https://soundcloud.com/wbez-worldview/report-says-u-s-clothing
- Workers making Nike and Adidas shoes in Vietnam go on strike
- Reality Show Sends Fashion Bloggers to Sweatshop
- Harry Potter Alliance Wins Duel Against Child Slavery
- Hardship on Mexican Farms a Bounty for US Tables
- For Ald Pawar Anti-Sweatshop Efforts Are Personal
- Globalfest Featured on WBEZ's World View
|World Fair Trade Day in Daley Plaza May 6 & 7|
Wed May 06, 2015
Run For Change
JOIN OUR TEAM
Registration is open for the 2015 Bank of American Chicago Marathon, and, as in years past, we have our own fundraising team! We have 10 guaranteed spots, and they're bound to go fast. Commit to raise money to fund CFT's important work, and sign up to run the marathon with our team, Register here.
Join the Climate Ride