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Economic Solutions: SweatFree Communities' new report and EFCA

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Today we talk with Bangladeshi labor activist Kalpona Akter, who along with two of her colleagues were arrested last summer following their involvement in a movement to raise the minimum wage for garment workers in Bangladesh. The garment factory managers who have leveled charges against the three activists are major suppliers to Walmart...

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State Police Uniforms Being Made In Dominican Republic Sweatshop

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Some of Maine's tax dollars are being spent on garments made in sweatshops.  That's among the findings of a study released today by the non-profit group SweatFree Communities. The report, Subsidizing Sweatshops 2, is the follow-up to a study released last summer into conditions at some of the factories where police and military uniforms are made.

Berkeley set to vote on sweatshop ordinance

San Francisco Chronicle

Berkeley has built up a sweat trying to become sweatshop-free.

More than four years after the idea first surfaced, the City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an anti-sweatshop ordinance that has bounced around among three commissions, several City Hall departments and a host of community groups, as they've debated how to pay for and enforce the plan.

But the ordinance - which would prohibit the city from buying goods manufactured in sweatshops - could be delayed five more months or so if City Manager Phil Kamlarz has his way...

Warning on sweatshops issued in Maine

Bangor Daily News

AUGUSTA, Maine --Anti-sweatshop activists turned out at the Maine State House as part of a national effort to warn about federal, state and local tax dollars being used to buy products made in sweatshops.

According to a new report released Wednesday by a group known as SweatFree Communities, more local and state governments are adopting policies to require government contractors to meet ethical standards...

Rights organization praises Lion Apparel

Dayton Daily News

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DAYTON — An organization fighting what it calls “sweatshops” is praising Dayton-based Lion Apparel for its response to complaints about conditions in a Honduras plant.

In “Subsidizing Sweatshops II,” a report embargoed until today, April 15, SweatFree Communities said its research partners last year fielded complaints from workers, including “below-minimum wages, forced overtime, lack of legally mandated social security payments and pregnancy testing.”