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Global week of solidarity with Bangladeshi garment workers

Clean Clothes Campaign


On this edition of Your Call, we’ll discuss the weeklong solidarity campaign with garment workers in Bangladesh.

They’re demanding safe factories, freedom of association, and fair wages. Bangladesh is the world’s second largest garment exporter, but the four million workers, who are the backbone of the global apparel industry, are among the worst-paid in the world. How are workers in Bangladesh organizing for fair wages and better working conditions?


Sarah Newell, campaigns associate at the International Labor Rights Forum

Elizabeth Cline, journalist and author of the forthcoming book The Conscious Closet: A Revolutionary Guide to Looking Good While Doing Good


Web Resources:


Clean Clothes Campaign

Elizabeth Cline

The Guardian: Why are wages so low for garment workers in Bangladesh?

Elle: These Women Make Your Zara Jeans. Now, They're Demanding to Be Paid Fairly

LA Times: H&M's woes mean fast fashion is getting worse, not better

Aljazeera: Almost 5,000 Bangladeshi garment workers sacked over strikes


Rose Aguilar has been the host of Your Call since 2006. She became a regular media roundtable guest in 2001. In 2019, the San Francisco Press Club named Your Call the best public affairs program. In 2017, The Nation named it the most valuable local radio show.