Reich seeks retailers' aid in nailing sweatshops

Ramey, Joanna
September 1994
WWD: Women's Wear Daily;9/12/1994, Vol. 168 Issue 51, p21
Trade Publication
Reports on Labor Secretary Robert Reich's call for help from major retailers in the United States to clean up the growing sweatshop problem in the garment industry. Planned convention with retailers to discuss the issue; Retail officials' concern over the scope of the Department of Labor's plans; Reich's mention of Penney's and Mervyn's who have cooperated with agency requests to monitor contractor compliance.


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