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The Jasic Conflagration: Assessing the State of Labor Politics in China

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Friday, April 12, 2019 - 1:00pm to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:23am

This symposium will explore the context, causes, and consequences of the Jasic conflict, perhaps China’s most politically consequential labor movement of the decade. A variety of speakers will draw out how the incident has implicated so many social actors - students, feminists, leftists, NGOs, and lawyers - and to think about what this case reveals about shifting politics in the Xi era. Given the intensity and breadth of the crackdown, we will also reflect on possibilities for advancing labor rights in this newly repressive environment.

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Global Week of Solidarity with Bangladeshi Garment Workers: NYC

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Friday, February 1, 2019 - 12:30pm to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:23am

Workers in Bangladesh face violence when voicing legitimate complaints about how little they take home after a day’s work. And soon they might be facing unsafe factories again, if the Bangladesh Accord would have to stop operations in the country. Show your solidarity with garment workers by joining us for a demonstration at the Consulate General of Bangladesh!

Pay Up, Ross!

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Thursday, January 31, 2019 - 6:30pm

This year, garment workers in Los Angeles are taking the Pay Up Ross Campaign to the national level! On Thursday, January 31st at 6:30pm, the LA Garment Worker Center will hold an action in New York City to demand that Barbara Rentler, the CEO of Ross Dress for Less, pay up the close to $800,000 in stolen wages owed to four Garment Worker Center members who worked in factories that produced Ross apparel.

Global Week of Solidarity with Bangladeshi Garment Workers: DC

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Tuesday, January 29, 2019 - 12:30pm

Workers in Bangladesh face violence when voicing legitimate complaints about how little they take home after a day’s work. And soon they might be facing unsafe factories again, if the Bangladesh Accord would have to stop operations in the country. Show your solidarity with garment workers by joining us for a demonstration at the Bangladesh Embassy!

Organizing in Global Supply Chains: Reports from the Front Lines

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:23am

Representatives of trade unions, worker centers, and labor rights groups from seven countries will report on their efforts to organize workers in the supply chains of leading apparel brands and retailers, the illegal employer repression and retaliation that impedes these efforts, and how brands and retailers respond to such violations of their own codes of conduct.

National Day of Action at Abercrombie & Fitch

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 - 12:00am to Thursday, October 21, 2021 - 12:23am

Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh shocked much of the world, when 1,134 garment workers died in the deadliest disaster in the history of the global garment industry. At that point in time, Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) was no stranger to the dangers garment workers faced, because 29 workers sewing for A&F in Bangladesh died in the 2010 That’s It Sportswear factory fire.