Jul 10, 2013 Lots of European retailers have signed onto a new pact to institute stricter rules after the factory tragedy this year. Which U.S. companies will follow suit?
Jun 28, 2013 The U.S. is suspending its trade benefits for Bangladesh. The Obama administration said the country has not moved quickly enough to address workplace safety following an eight-story factory collapse that killed over 1,000 workers.
Jun 4, 2013 The Institute of Supply Management releases its survey of U.S. factories for the month of May today. In Europe, the latest factory ordering data are indicating modest economic improvement.
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May 30, 2013 A map of where our Twitter followers said their clothes were made.
May 30, 2013 Walmart employees and other low-wage workers hope the spotlight on U.S. companies in Bangladesh galvanizes support for their campaigns at home.
Aug 8, 2013 The solution to garment industry worker abuses could lay in the hands of an unexpected retailer.
May 15, 2013 After last month's collapse at a garment factory, retailers around the world are responding in different ways.
May 13, 2013 The Bangladesh government makes it easier for garment workers to join trade unions. But will that spark the change factor workers are hoping for?
May 9, 2013 Following another tragic fire at a Bangladesh clothing factory, retailers are now ceding to consumer demand and putting the exact origins of their products on the label. But will this “fair trade” practice hurt the bottom line? And will those same consumers actually buy the more expensive fair trade products, or reach for the cheaper item on the next rack?
May 9, 2013 New York's City Council has approved a bill requiring employers with 15 or more employees to offer five paid sick days per year to their employees. The bill, passed by a veto-proof majority, is the latest in a series of cities to take up the idea.