In the textile and apparel industry, though some firms have had codes at various levels of enforcement for decades, significant diffusion of industry-wide codes of conduct did not occur until the rise of the anti-sweatshop movement
in the 1990s.
Many expect this to be another exciting chapter of the student-labor alliance during the anti-sweatshop movement
Do the trade union and anti-sweatshop movements
care if small and medium-sized cotton farmers are swindled by large corporations who pay them next to nothing for their crops?
The anti-sweatshop movement
must do all it can to protect protesting workers and their advocates.
But now in the student anti-sweatshop movement
, most of the talk is about the rights of workers around the world to form unions.
Your analysis of the anti-sweatshop movement
left out one of its most important elements: the role of human rights group Global Exchange.
"Don't I know that name?" You might, if you were following the anti-Nike and anti-sweatshop movement
in Indonesia and elsewhere in the late 1980s and 1990s.
In this context, campaigns such as the anti-sweatshop movement
of the 1990s emerged out of initiatives based in the North.
It is precisely in this sense that the student anti-sweatshop movement
has the potential to open up something beyond the moderate (or "reformist") reforms discussed by Isaac.
These first chapters function to ground the later analysis in the first-person testimonials of workers involved in the anti-sweatshop movement
. They also serve as an introduction to some of the local and grassroots organizations that are later described in more detail.
I propose to do this by examining the impact of the current anti-sweatshop movement
on the constitution of apparel manufacturers and retailers as moral agents.
Even Nike, the archenemy of the anti-sweatshop movement
, has at last agreed to labour-monitoring of its Third World factories." Report on what Nike is doing, and find out if other corporations who use Third World labour are doing the same.