Your Call: Beyond boycotts, how can we help sweatshop workers?
On today's Your Call, we’ll look at how consumers can go beyond boycotts in order to help garment-workers. It’s been fifteen months since 1,137 Bangladeshis died in a collapsing building while making clothes for Americans and Europeans. Has much changed since then? How can we improve things? NGOs say protests don't work because multinationals are too big and that boycotts hurt workers. So what are the solutions? Join the conversation today on Your Call, with Rose Aguilar and You.
Barbara Briggs, Assistant Director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights
Chie Abad, Sweatshop Policy Analyst at Global Exchange
The Decent Working Conditions and Fair Competition Act
Sweatfree Public Contracting Campaign
San Francisco's Sweatfree Contracting Ordinance
New York Times, "A Sweetheart Becomes Suspect"
Deutsche Welle, "Cleaning up Bangladesh's textile industry"
Clean Clothes Campaign, A Living Wage vs. Minimum Wage
Fair Trade Process for Garments
Toronto Star, Meet the Canadian who's doing it right in Bangladesh
Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, Pittsburgh, PA
Global Exchange, San Francisco