Blog: Apparel

ILRF Statement on US Tax Breaks for Bangladeshi Businesses

The
International Labor Rights Forum (ILRF) calls on the United States
Trade Representative (USTR) to end tax breaks for Bangladeshi
business and instead use the resources to invest in a
brighter future for Bangladeshi workers. For more than five years, the
USTR has been continuing to review whether Bangladesh business should benefit
from tax breaks granted under the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) trade

Remembering Stephen Coats / Recordando a Stephen Coats

It is with great sadness that we post this news.  Stephen Coats, Executive Director of USLEAP, passed away on April 2, 2013.  Stephen was a tremendous friend and a tireless advocate of workers’ rights.  He touched so many people around the world, serving as a leader in building worker solidarity in the Americas.  Stephen’s dedication and humility inspired so many worker rights advocates.  This is a tremendous loss for all.

Labels Bershka and Lefties (Inditex), KIK, New Look found on Smart Export site

KIK was sourcing from Tazreen fashions where 112 workers died in a
fire just over 2 months ago, and the same KIK label was also found at at
the Ali Enterprises factory (Pakistan), where nearly 300 workers burned
to death last September.  Inditex and Solo Invest also both sourced
from the notorious Spectrum factory where 64 workers were killed in 2005.

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