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By Sarah Gonzalez : Reporter, WNYC/NJPR
Wednesday, July 30, 2014
Wednesday, September 04, 2013
Elizabeth Cline, author of Overdressed: The Shockingly High Cost of Cheap Fashion, talks about what’s changed in the garment industry since the devastating fire in Bangladesh earlier this year, and, just in time for NY fashion week, look at the growth of eco-friendly, worker-friendly fashion trends.
Friday, May 31, 2013
Last month in Bangladesh over 1,200 people died after several factories collapsed. Now, labor advocates are stepping up the pressure on the Obama administration to end the special trade status in Bangladesh and convey disapproval of its working conditions. Jenny Holdcroft is the policy director of IndustriALL, the Geneva-based global union federation working with Bangladeshi garmet workers to get retailers to sign an accord on fire and building safety.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
The building collapse in Bangladesh that killed over a thousand garment workers has led to renewed attention to international standards for textile factories. Steven Greenhouse, New York Times labor and workplace correspondent and author of The Big Squeeze: Tough Times for the American Worker, talks about what options are available to clothing manufacturers and consumers that ensure fair treatment of the workers employed by contractors and subcontractors.
Tuesday, May 14, 2013
Daniel Libeskind is the architect behind the 1,776-foot tower for One World Trade Center. He talks about his process, the symbolism behind the design, and his thoughts on architectural trends today. Plus: the Justice Department and the AP phone records; Steven Greenhouse of The New York Times on what lessons can come from the garment factory collapse in Bangladesh; and the artist JR on his Inside Out project that’s been in Times Square; and we kick off our series on obituaries.
Friday, May 10, 2013
17 days after the collapse of a garment factory in Bangladesh, a resourceful worker was found trapped but alive. She was pulled from the rubble in Dhaka earlier today to the cheers of workers who had for days been only moving wreckage and disposing of bodies of victims.
Thursday, May 09, 2013
As the grim count of the dead continues to rise from that garment factory collapse last month in Bangladesh, a fire overnight in a different garment factory there killed at least 8 more people. Muhammad Yunus is an economist, founder of the Grameen Bank, and Nobel Peace Prize recipient.
Wednesday, May 01, 2013
History is being made in the nation of Bangladesh this week. In response to the garment factory collapse last week, representatives from major retailers convened in Frankfurt, Germany to discuss what can be done to improve factory safety. Novelist M. T. Anderson recently wrote about the cyclical, unregulated, nature of the industry in an op-ed piece for our partner The New York Times.
Monday, March 18, 2013
What if the daily routines of your workplace were subject to being monitored by your employer? That might soon be the case. More and more companies are looking to tracking devices to learn about employee behavioral patterns in the hopes of boosting productivity.
Wednesday, September 29, 2010