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U.S. Government Issues Complaint Against Major Warehouse on City of LA Property

Trial Will Be Held on Retaliation against Direct and Subcontracted Workers   Port of Los Angeles, CA (March 29, 2016) – After a 6-month investigation into allegations that managers at a major warehouse serving retailers including Amazon, Lowe’s and Kmart Sears, routinely violated U.S. labor laws, harming both company employees and those employed on site […]

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Labor Rights Watchdogs Call Walmart/Gap Plan a Sham

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: WEDNESDAY, JULY 10, 2013 Reacting to apparel giants’ response to tragic fires and building collapses in Bangladesh several anti-sweatshop groups faulted the retailers, led by Gap and Walmart, for refusing to join the binding agreement signed by Tommy Hilfiger, Calvin Klein, Sean John, Abercrombie & Fitch and 60 European companies. The following […]


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Joint Statement from AFL-CIO and Change to Win Leaders on the Walmart/GAP Bangladesh Plan: Weak and Worthless

Statement by Richard L. Trumka (AFL-CIO) and Joe Hansen (Change to Win) The so-called Global Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety, announced today by Walmart, Gap and the Bipartisan Policy Center, was developed without consultation with workers or their representatives and is yet another “voluntary” scheme with no meaningful enforcement mechanisms. Companies that sign onto the […]


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Background on the Historic Bangladesh Safety Accord

A broad coalition of trade unions – led by IndustriALL & UNI – and 70 market leading clothing brands & retailers today announces next steps for historic Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. Download a PDF of the Accord here. The signatories to the Accord, IndustriALL Global Union, UNI Global Union and the […]


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Changing the Conversation: Press Coverage and the 2013 Walmart Annual Meeting

Kalpona Akter, a leading sweatshop critic in Bangladesh, addresses shareholder’s at Walmart’s annual meeting in Arkansas. Walmart’s annual shareholder’s meeting is historically covered as a pep rally. Walmart is known for bringing A-list celebrities and packing the Bud Walton stadium in Fayetteville, Arkansas with a hand-picked crowd of at least 14,000 supporters. This year the […]


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New Report Finds Child Labor Violations at Certified Walmart Shrimp Supplier

Global Aquaculture Alliance certification fails to protect migrant workers. Contact: Sean Rudolph, International Labor Rights Forum, 202-347-4100 ext. 113 Elizabeth Brennan, Warehouse Workers United, 213-999-2164 WASHINGTON, D.C. – Longtime Walmart shrimp supplier, certified by the Global Aquaculture Alliance, engaged in serious violations of Thai law and international human rights standards, according to a new briefing […]


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Workers Converge on Walmart HQ for Week of Actions

The LA to Arkansas crew at the Clovis, New Mexico Walmart at 1:45 a.m. Hundreds of Walmart employees, their families, supporters and Javier Rodriguez, a warehouse worker from Southern California, hopped on buses May 30 to travel to Bentonville, Arkansas — Walmart’s international headquarters. The group is there to call on Walmart to change course. […]


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Bangladeshi Garment Worker Leads Strident Critique of Walmart and its Empty Public Pronouncements

Striking Walmart Employees, Warehouse Worker, Artists and Experts Join Kalpona Akter in Exposing Walmart’s Negative Impact on Global Supply Chain Workers CONTACT: Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164 or Elizabeth.Brennan@changetowin.org Zoe Bridges-Curry, 904-476-8681, zoe@berlinrosen.com Lynsey Kryzwick: 646-200-5311 lynsey@berlinrosen.com Group Takes their Message Directly to Executives at Corporate Headquarters with Art Commemorating the Deaths of 1,200 Bangladeshi Garment […]


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Kalpona Akter to Speak at Walmart’s Annual Shareholder Meeting

Statement of Jim McRitchie, Wal-Mart Shareholder, on Announcement that Bangladeshi Sweatshop Critic Kalpona Akter Will Present at Wal-Mart’s Annual Shareholder’s Meeting Jim McRitchie has proposed a key measure to enhance Wal-Mart accountability to shareholders. Mr. McRitchie’s Proposal No. 5 would allow Wal-Mart shareholders who own 10% of shares to call for a special meeting of […]


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Leading Bangladeshi Sweatshop Critic to Arrive in Bentonville for Walmart’s Shareholder Meeting June 7

News Comes As Walmart Announces Another False Solution to Protect Workers in Bangladeshi Factories FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, May 31, 2013 CONTACT: Lynsey Kryzwick, 646-200-5311, lynsey@berlinrosen.com Elizabeth Brennan at 213-999-2164, Elizabeth.Brennan@changetowin.org Zoe Bridges-Curry, 904-476-8681, zoe@berlinrosen.com Kalpona Akter, a former garment worker from Bangladesh, will join striking Walmart workers and warehouse workers at the company’s annual […]


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