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  • Sweatshop economics.
     // Canada & the World Backgrounder; Dec97, Vol. 63 Issue 3, p25 

    Focuses on the implications of sweatshops. Number of people in 1996 that earned less than $1 a day; How labor unions in Canada and elsewhere have been exposing the business practices of companies that use contractors, which run sweatshops; How consumers can help workers of sweatshops; Examples...

  • Students against sweatshops.
    Welborn, Kathleen // Dollars & Sense; Sep/Oct98, Issue 219, p6 

    Opinion. Focuses on the author's attendance at the founding conference of the United Students Against Sweatshops coalition in July 1998 which was hosted by UNITE!, the garment workers union. Reference to their attendance at a sweatshop; Information on the Collegiate Licensing Corp. involvement...

  • Supply side woes.
    Welborn, Kathleen // Chain Store Age; Sep95, Vol. 71 Issue 9, p26 

    Reports on the police rescue of 72 Thai workers in a sweatshop in El Monte, California. Stores with supplied by merchandise from the sweatshop.

  • `Conscience' day planning in gear.
    Friedman, Arthur // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 9/23/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 59, p23 

    Reports on labor organizations in the United States' hosting of a National Day of Conscience to End Sweatshops. Impending release of a new book which aims to educate the public about the reemergence of sweatshops in the Nineties; Activities scheduled by organizers for the National Day; Senior...

  • Congressman eyes anti-sweatshop labeling.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 5/29/1996, Vol. 171 Issue 104, p10 

    Reports that California Representative George Miller plans to ask sweatshops to develop a labor standard to certify that apparel has been made by adults and under humane conditions. Responsibility of sweatshops to police itself.

  • Reich sees summit as the `turning point' in sweatshop wars.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 7/17/1996, Vol. 172 Issue 11, p1 

    Reports on the attendance of fashion industry executives to a meeting called by Labor Secretary Robert Reich to talk about various issues concerning sweat shops. Training of quality control inspectors by Kmart Corp.; Inspection program of sewing contractors by Wal-Mart; Attitude of retailers to...

  • Anti-sweatshop coalition slates event for Thurs.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 3/26/1997, Vol. 173 Issue 56, p12 

    Reports on the No Sweatshop Coalition's plans of distributing anti-sweatshop information and building up anti-sweatshop consciousness for East Side, New York City retailers. Civic organizations' briefings for volunteers; Volunteer's plans on stores' sourcing practices; Agreements of...

  • Anti-sweatshop task force meets, runs into overtime.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 4/8/1997, Vol. 173 Issue 65, p18 

    Reports on the meeting of President Bill Clinton's antisweatshop task force in Washington, D.C. Labor and human rights groups' conflict with the apparel industry over proposals to monitor apparel factories; Discussion on the creation of an association to which manufacturers and retailers would...

  • Activists mark El Monte with retailer scorecard.
    Ellis, Kristi // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 8/6/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 26, p23 

    Reports on activist group Sweatshop Watch's press conference to issue its third `Retailers Report Card' and commemorate the second anniversary of the raid that unveiled the sewing factory in suburban El Monte, California. Background on the raid at El Monte on August 3, 1995; Grading results on...

  • Conference warned public is weighing in on sweatshop issue.
    Barrett, Joyce; Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 10/15/1996, Vol. 172 Issue 73, p1 

    Focuses on emerging consumer awareness and industry responsibility concerning the issue on sweatshops. Public spotlight on illegal sewing operations; Labor Department's Trendsetter list; Pressure on government to ban sale of goods made in sweatshops.

  • Sweat shops are us.
    Lum, Joann // Dollars & Sense; Sep/Oct97, Issue 213, p7 

    Questions why it has become fashionable to discuss sweat shops in Third World countries, when the United States has flourishing industries which utilize the use of sweat shops. Rising number of sweat shops throughout the country; Fact that the colored community in the United States has suffered...

  • Sweatshops thrive in garment industry.
    Lum, Joann // Occupational Hazards; Jan95, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p19 

    Reports on the deplorable working conditions and violations of labor laws in sweatshops across the United States, according to a report prepared by the General Accounting Office. Increase in the number of people employed in sweatshops and decrease in the number of inspectors from 1989 to 1993.

  • State sweatshop slate.
    Ammerman, Laurie // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 10/7/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 68, p10 

    Reports that New York legislators will introduce measures aimed at combating sweatshops. Addressing worker protection; Strengthening of the minimum wage law.

  • Sweatshops draw flurry of activity.
    Tosh, Mark; Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 5/31/96, Vol. 171 Issue 106, p2 

    Reports on developments pertaining to the issue of sweatshops in clothing manufacture. Holding of a press conference by New York State Governor George Pataki and anti-sweatshop crusader Kathi Lee Gifford; Investigation of alleged sweatshops in Honduras by the Honduras government; Denial by...

  • Religious groups target sweatshops.
    R.N.S. // Christian Century; 11/6/96, Vol. 113 Issue 32, p1066 

    Reports on cooperation among Protestant, Roman Catholic and Jewish denominations against sweatshops in the United States. Comments by Rabbi David Saperstein; Activities in the campaign; Sweatshop employment in the US garment industry.

  • The human lives behind the labels.
    Bigelow, Bill // Phi Delta Kappan; Oct97, Vol. 79 Issue 2, p112 

    Focuses on the author's effort to teach about the global sweatshop and child labor in poor countries. What is behind the masks presented by everyday consumer goods; What global sweatshops are and how they work; How people can make a difference in the situation. INSETS: Child labor/global...

  • Women risk jobs to denounce maquilas.
    Wirpsa, Leslie // National Catholic Reporter; 4/14/95, Vol. 31 Issue 24, p8 

    Features oppressive labor practices in Guatemalan and Salvadoran sweatshops. Testimony of underpaid and overworked women laborers; Human rights violations committed by military dictatorship; Maquiladores as factories using cheap labor to make goods for the United States domestic market; Need...

  • Labour claims Disney exploits the poor.
    Jenkinson, Michael // Alberta Report / Newsmagazine; 12/24/96, Vol. 24 Issue 2, p42 

    Reports on the accusations made by representatives of the Alberta Federation of Labour concerning toys based on Disney movies. The accusation that the toys were made by children in Haitian factories.

  • Six contract shop owners indicted in Los Angeles.
    Ellis, Kristi; Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 9/19/1995, Vol. 170 Issue 54, p9 

    Reports on the not guilty plea entered by six owners of three contracting shops in Los Angeles, California on September 18, 1995, to charges of conspiracy and harboring and employing illegal immigrants. Possible link of the shops to a Thai smuggling ring; Comments from defense attorney William...

  • Guilt-free labels.
    Moriarty, Colleen // Self; Apr96, Vol. 18 Issue 4, p88 

    Presents information on the working conditions of sweatshops in the United States (U.S.). Role of the U.S. Department of Labor; View of Robert B. Reich, Labor secretary; Suggestion on how consumers can better conditions at sweatshops.

  • Sneakers and sweatshops: Holding corporations accountable.
    Schilling, David M. // Christian Century; 10/09/96, Vol. 113 Issue 28, p932 

    Reports on the accountability of corporations in the existence of sweatshop conditions in factories throughout the world. US Department of Labor's crackdown on sweatshops; Factors the lead to the proliferation of sweatshops; Insights on the conditions of people who work in sweatshops;...

  • Anti-sweatshop task force to try again.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 4/7/1997, Vol. 173 Issue 64, p14 

    Reports that President Bill Clinton's anti-sweatshop task force will try again to resolve issues concerning apparel factories worldwide. Apparel industry's dispute against labor and human rights groups; Disagreement on the issue whether labor and human rights group will join forces in an...

  • St. Louis, U. City leading the way for SweatFree Communities.
    SHEEHAN, KARA; LORENZ, MARILYN // Southern Illinois Labor Tribune; 12/20/2012, Vol. 76 Issue 19, p5 

    The article informs about the efforts of Saint Louis Board of Alderman along with University City in Missouri to assist sweatshop workers globally to improve their working conditions and help them in forming strong and independent unions.

  • This holiday season, think twice before purchasing goods possibly made in sweatshops.
    Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham T. // Christian Science Monitor; 11/24/95, Vol. 87 Issue 252, p2 

    Informs about consumer and labor groups' request to public to asks for code of conduct from store owners, and that whether it specifies living wages and bars child labor, while purchasing goods from sweatshops.

  • The sweatshop, 1994.
    Coe, Sue // New Yorker; 11/7/94, Vol. 70 Issue 36, p229 

    Presents an account of the authors experience in investigating non-union sweatshops in Manhattan, New York. Drawings made; Basis of the investigation; Violations of labor laws; Evaluation of working conditions.

  • Santa's sweatshop.
    Holstein, William J.; Palmer, Brian // U.S. News & World Report; 12/16/96, Vol. 121 Issue 24, p50 

    Spotlights the controversy surrounding products made in sweatshops around the world. The near-impossibility of avoiding products made in the sweatshops; Efforts to stop the production of goods there; Steps taken by various companies in response; Criticisms of various companies; Controversy...

  • Newark has `no sweat' policy on uniforms.
    Lefevere, Patricia; Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter; 10/31/97, Vol. 34 Issue 2, p8 

    Reports on the announcement by the diocese of Newark, New Jersey, that it will no longer deal with clothing and athletic vendors which use sweatshops. Features of the diocese's campaign; Government officials supporting the initiative.

  • Smithsonian readies sweatshop exhibit.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 7/7/1997, Vol. 174 Issue 4, p4 

    Focuses on the Smithsonian Institute's exhibition, called `Between a Rock and a Hard Place: A Dialogue on American Sweatshops, 1820-Present,' on the history of garment sweatshops in the United States. Smithsonian historians' comparison of their experience with preparations for the garment...

  • Q: Do consumer boycotts help the world's poor?
    Ivins, Molly; Smith, Fred // Insight on the News; 11/29/99, Vol. 15 Issue 44, p40 

    Discusses whether consumer boycotts help the poor in the United States. Boycott conducted by the United Students Against Sweatshops against Reebok; Conditions of Reebok's factories in Indonesia; Details on the case of Big Chicken.

  • Sweatshop task force postpones meeting.
    Ramey, Joanna // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 4/1/1997, Vol. 173 Issue 60, p19 

    Reports on the postponement of the scheduled meeting called by the White House of the President's task force on sweatshops scheduled for April 1 to April 7, 1997. Aim of the meeting; Areas of disagreement on the issue among loggerheads and industry panel members.

  • Students Against Sweatshops.
    Ramey, Joanna // YES! Magazine; Summer2008, Issue 46, p45 

    A photograph of a student activist belonging to the United Students Against Sweatshops is presented.

  • Two Cents.
    Vaughan, Brian D. // Dollars & Sense; Jan/Feb2013, Issue 304, p5 

    A letter to the editor is presented in response to the article "Campus Struggles Against Sweatshops Continue," by Sarah Blaskey and Phil Gasper in the September-October 2012 issue.

  • No sweat in Newark.
    Vaughan, Brian D. // U.S. Catholic; Jan98, Vol. 63 Issue 1, p8 

    Focuses on Archdiocese of Newark, New Jersey's decision not to do business with any clothing and athletic vendors whose school uniforms or other goods were produced in sweatshops that violate fair-labor practices. Introduction of an antisweatshop curriculum for high school students.

  • Out of the Sweatshop (Book).
    Nash, Ken // Library Journal; 8/1/1977, Vol. 102 Issue 14, p1637 

    Reviews the book 'Out of the Sweatshop: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy.'

  • High-Priced Shoes, Low-Cost Labor.
    Senser, Robert A. // America; 10/24/1998, Vol. 179 Issue 12, p9 

    Features the Students Against Sweatshops organization in the United States. Background of the organization; Founding principles; Details on credit globalization; Issues surrounding sweatshops.

  • Sweat-free campus.
    Senser, Robert A. // Herizons; Summer99, Vol. 13 Issue 2, p9 

    Announces the establishment of Students Against Sweatshops by Canadian students. Objective of the group; Available publication; Contact information.

  • Still a struggle for survival.
    Grossman, Jonathan // Monthly Labor Review; Feb78, Vol. 101 Issue 2, p61 

    Reviews the book `Out of the Sweatshop: The Struggle for Industrial Democracy,' edited by Leon Stein.

  • Lunchtime activists.
    Grossman, Jonathan // Business News New Jersey; 02/22/99, Vol. 12 Issue 8, p3 

    Reports on the efforts of students at Princeton University to stop sweatshop labor in New Jersey. Violation of minimum wage and overtime laws.

  • US immigration agents raided three Los Angeles sweatshops.
    Hanson, Cynthia; McLaughlin, Abraham; al, et // Christian Science Monitor; 8/25/95, Vol. 87 Issue 190, p2 

    Reports the raiding conducted by US Immigration agents on Los Angeles sweatshops on August 23, 1995, in which they arrested many Thai, Mexican and South American immigrants who were working there.

    Foek, Anton // Humanist; Jan/Feb97, Vol. 57 Issue 1, p9 

    Focuses on the existence of sweat shops in Third World countries. Preponderance of various type of illnesses; Working conditions at the Dynamics plants in Thailand; Inhalation of dusts and solvents.

  • City adopts anti-sweatshop law.
    Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter; 04/04/97, Vol. 33 Issue 22, p6 

    Reports on the adoption of anti-sweatshop law in North Olmsted, Ohio.

  • Program `a good start'.
    Malcolm, Teresa // National Catholic Reporter; 05/02/97, Vol. 33 Issue 26, p7 

    Reports on the reaction of anti-sweatshop activists on the announcement of the Apparel Industry Partnership program that will set the stage for establishing workable solutions to sweatshop abuse of workers.

  • Gap's Fisher Lauds Pressler.
    Walters, Susan // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 5/5/2003, Vol. 185 Issue 91, p2 

    Reports on the operations and financial performance of the U.S.-based clothing company, Gap Inc. Participation of its chairman, Donald Fisher at the National Gallery of Art's annual collectors committee meeting; Views of Fisher about the lawsuit by Nike Inc. which also uses overseas sweatshops;...

  • Mr. Fisher Goes to Washington.
    Walters, Susan // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 5/5/2003, Vol. 185 Issue 91, p13 

    Presents the views of Donald Fisher, chairman at the American clothing company, Gap Inc. concerning the operations and financial performance of the company. Participation in lobbying efforts with the Congress for the Central American Free Trade Agreement in Washington; Problems involved in...

  • Fashion's blame game: Is retail price squeeze reviving sweatshops?
    Friedman, Arthur; Tosh, Mark // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 6/11/96, Vol. 171 Issue 113, p1 

    Focuses on issues related to the resurgence of sweatshops. Involvement of high-profile apparel vendors; Effects of the growth of sweatshops; Impact to pricing; Efforts to find solutions to problems caused by sweatshops.

  • The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers are Transforming the Office of the Future into the Factory of the Past (Book).
    Catlett, Judi // Labor Studies Journal; Summer91, Vol. 16 Issue 2, p67 

    Reviews the book `The Electronic Sweatshop: How Computers are Transforming the Office of the Future into the Factory of the Past,' by Barbara Garson.

  • Students Object to Code Set By Licensed Goods Makers.
    Catlett, Judi // WWD: Women's Wear Daily; 12/14/1998, Vol. 176 Issue 112, p24 

    Focuses on the protest of the United Students Against Sweatshops on the proposed code of conduct to govern conditions of garment workers. Reason behind the protest; Details on the protest; Comments from Tico Almeida, anti-sweatshop activist.

  • Fighting sweatshops building solidarity.
    Yanz, Lynda; Jeffcott, Bob // Canadian Dimension; Sep/Oct97, Vol. 31 Issue 5, p25 

    Presents a fashion show in Canada aimed at exposing the evils of sweatshops. Speeches of sweatshop workers giving testimony to the establishment's abusive labor practices; Public reception of the anti-sweatshop campaign.

  • Who is making your sneakers?
    Yanz, Lynda; Jeffcott, Bob // Junior Scholastic; 04/18/97, Vol. 99 Issue 17, p21 

    Focuses on the products made by child laborers in sweatshops, factories with low wages and unfavorable working conditions. American companies' utilization of cheap labor market of developing countries; Workers' rights activists' efforts urging US consumers to boycott products that are made using...

  • The sweatshop dilemma.
    Kennel, Paul // Christian Science Monitor; 8/21/96, Vol. 88 Issue 187, p20 

    Opinion. Focuses on sweatshops as a symbol of a free-market economy. base pay of Nike factory workers in Indonesia; Question on the exploitation of child labor; Proposed solutions to sweatshops.

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