Reported by Nizam Ahmed for The Financial Express [caption id="attachment_1276" align="aligncenter" width="480"] A coalition made up of fashion models, U.S. labor rights organizations, and Kalpona Akter, a leading Bangladeshi labor rights advocate, were on hand to protest against Nautica failing to sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety. Credit- Fashionista.com[/caption] Trade union and human rights activists have intensified their protest campaigns in the United States...

A distinguished leader and highly respected advocate for human rights, Michael Posner, has contributed extensively to the cause throughout his career.  Former Assistant Secretary of State for the Bureau of Democracy, Human Rights and Labor at the State Department, Posner helped establish the Fair Labor Association (FLA), an organization that strives to improve working conditions in the apparel industry through collaborative efforts and dialogue with corporations, universities and NGOs. In...

If factory inspections and monitoring processes were already in place, then why did 1800 garment workers lose their lives within a span of a year? The New York Times uncovers the fatal flaws that have led to the loss of lives and trust in global supply chain economies. NYT reporters Stephanie Clifford and Steven Greenhouse have the story. [caption id="attachment_1259" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Zaichun Ye, right, a consultant at Verité in China, seeing if a worker is wearing chain...

(Hanoi, Vietnam) – In response to a call  for identifying  useful solutions  and setting up international worker safety standards from Boston Global Forum,  a survey about requirements for working safety standards was implemented by with participation among more than 200 CEOs from Vietnam’s largest, fastest growth, and CIT contributing companies in the annual Vietnam CEO Summit held on August 23 in Ho Chi Minh City. The result revealed a dismally low minimal working safety requirement...

Western multinationals are behind disasters like the Bangladesh factory collapse. Will public outrage and a new labor agreement lead to improvements for workers? The article from The American Prospect reports a long journey of finding justice for Bangladesh . Robert Kuttner has the story (Source: AP) Fashioning Justice for Bangladesh On April 24, the Rana Plaza garment factory in Bangladesh collapsed, killing 1,129 workers and injuring at least 1,500 more. Most were young women earning...