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.
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?
But now in the student anti-sweatshop movement
, most of the talk is about the rights of workers around the world to form unions.
this began to change in the 1990s, largely driven by the anti-sweatshop movement
These first chapters function to ground the later analysis in the first-person testimonials of workers involved in the anti-sweatshop movement
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.
The anti-sweatshop movement
began to take shape and sweep across U.
Kohl's is a great campaign for students in the international community because there have been such gross violations in Nicaragua in the free trade zones," says Peter Romer-Friedman, an economics student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a leader in the anti-sweatshop movement
Summer graduates are among the key leadership of the campus anti-sweatshop movement
A good number of states around the world have ratified the convention, so I am surprised to see that this was not mentioned in Richard Appelbaum and Peter Dreier's article ["The Campus Anti-Sweatshop Movement
," TAP, September-October, 1999] and that it is not part of the (legal) strategy being deployed by the students.
Anner and Evans identify organizing this sector as "perhaps the biggest single challenge" facing unions and NGOs alike, and note that neither of the campaigns that they discuss in their chapter--the anti-sweatshop movement
and the Hemispheric Social Alliance process--seriously addresses this pressing question.