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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…
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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…
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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…
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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…
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Pushing for a Sweatfree Future

‘They weren’t even sweating. We were the ones sweating!’ Shein is a giant in the fast fashion industry – an industry so large and pervasive that the average consumer has five times more clothing now than in the 1980s. A key part of Shein’s marketing strategy is using social media to reach millions of consumers….
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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…
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