Garment workers are dying because of unsafe working conditions and employers who choose to ignore regulations and laws. So yes, it matters to me where my clothes were made.
The retail sector is one of the areas of the economy where actual job growth is occurring, and around 10% of people in the US work in retail. That makes abusive employment practices a pretty big deal.

Nov 9, 2012 at 1:30pm | 54 comments

class war
Some of the ATT trucks around town have a sticker I’ve always loved: If you like a 40 hour work week, thank a union member.

Feb 10, 2012 at 12:00pm | 64 comments