Author: BYV@UCLA

U.S. College Students Standing in Global Solidarity with Garment Workers

U.S. College Students Standing in Global Solidarity with Garment Workers

An interview with Gisselle Cervantes, National Organizer with Students for International Labor Solidarity Labor 411 editor, Sahid Fawaz, sat down with Gisselle Cervantes to talk about her ongoing work as a National Organizer for Students for International Labor Solidarity (“SILS”), which is a student-led movement championing for ethical garment manufacturing. The Buy Your Values UCLA…

How Good Food and Ethical Apparel Can Create Good Jobs 

How Good Food and Ethical Apparel Can Create Good Jobs 

An Interview with Paula Daniels, Founding Chair of the Center for Good Food Purchasing Labor 411’s editor Sahid Fawaz sat down with noted expert Paula Daniels, head of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, an LA-based non-profit that brings locally grown, good, healthy food to our public schools and government institutions. Now the Good Food…

The National Consumers League: Fighting for Consumer and Worker Protections Since 1899

The National Consumers League: Fighting for Consumer and Worker Protections Since 1899

An Interview with Executive Director Sally Greenberg Labor 411 Editor and Social Media Director, Sahid Fawaz, sat down with National Consumers League (“NCL”) Executive Director and Labor 411 Foundation board member, Sally Greenberg, to talk about the NCLS’s mission, successes, and current initiatives. By Sahid Fawaz SF: Thank you for taking the time to share…

Building a Better L.A. Through the UCLA Community Scholars Program

Building a Better L.A. Through the UCLA Community Scholars Program

An Interview with UCLA’s Gilda Haas Gilda Haas, co-founder and current faculty of UCLA Labor Studies’ Community Scholars Program, sat down with Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz to talk about the program and its role in building a better Los Angeles. SF: Can you give our readers a bit of background on the Community Scholars Program…

When You Return Those Pants, There’s a Price You Don’t See

When You Return Those Pants, There’s a Price You Don’t See

The following piece has been reprinted from The New York Times. January is a time to redo, revise and recommit. It is also the time to return things. We can click the return button first on the season’s passive-aggressive and otherwise unwanted gifts. An upgraded espresso machine, perhaps not so necessary. Farewell, too, to the…

Building a Bridge Between Ethical Garment Manufacturers and Purchasers

Building a Bridge Between Ethical Garment Manufacturers and Purchasers

An Interview with Ethix Merch CEO Daniel Cardozo Daniel Cardozo, CEO of Ethix Merch and a member of the Buy Your Values UCLA Steering Committee, sat down with Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz to talk about ethical manufacturing in the garment industry. SF: Thank you for taking the time to talk with us. Can you tell…

Ethical Purchasing at Catholic Universities Provide a Model for Colleges Across the Country

Ethical Purchasing at Catholic Universities Provide a Model for Colleges Across the Country

Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz sat down with Buy Your Values Steering Committee Member and Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (“CEPA”) coordinator, Grace Adams, for a Q&A about its role as a partner in the Buy Your Values UCLA Campaign. Sahid: Thank you for taking a few minutes to chat about CEPA’s work in the ethical garment…

UCLA Labor Center’s Caroline Luce on Student Programs Highlighting Garment Worker Abuse

UCLA Labor Center’s Caroline Luce on Student Programs Highlighting Garment Worker Abuse

April 27 Event to Spotlight Rampant Wage Theft Caroline Luce Ph.D. is a lecturer at UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor & Employment. Her specialty is immigration, labor, and working-class culture in the American West. She is also a member of the Buy Your Values UCLA Steering Committee and is coordinating the Pay Your Workers…

Catholic Student Group Learns First-Hand at the Factory About Injustices in ‘Fast Fashion’ Industry

Catholic Student Group Learns First-Hand at the Factory About Injustices in ‘Fast Fashion’ Industry

The Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (CEPA) held week-long immersions at The Industrial Commons in Morganton, NC in March with John Carroll University, College of the Holy Cross and Fordham University. Over 40 students, faculty, and staff experienced firsthand the innovation of a localized supply chain in the garment industry. Participants learned humanitarian and environmental injustices…