Events

Upcoming

Global Day of Action: End H&M Deathtraps Now!

Date: 

Tuesday, May 3, 2016 (All day)

CALL TO ACTION: Join H&M customers, students, unions, and concerned citizens around the world in a global day of action on the day of H&M’s Annual General Meeting. More than two and a half years after signing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh and committing to make its supplier factories safer, the majority of H&M’s strategic suppliers in Bangladesh still lack fire exits. Take action: Urge H&M to end the delays and ensure worker safety now!

Past

2016 Fashion Law Conference

Date: 

Friday, February 12, 2016 -
8:30am to 5:30pm

Fashion is a $300 billion industry in the United States—even more on a global scale. Join the Federal Bar Association for a high-energy conference focused on the unique legal issues affecting this economic giant. Legal professionals and industry representatives will explore practice areas including labeling regulation, ethical sourcing of labor, anti-counterfeiting, antitrust issues, e-commerce, and mobile apps.

Matthew Fischer-Daly of the International Labor Rights Forum will present on "Panel III: Ethical Sourcing and Labor Considerations," 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Day of Action: Tell the brands #WeNeed177 in Cambodia

Date: 

Thursday, December 10, 2015 (All day)

Together 14 Cambodian unions have launched a joint campaign calling for a new garment industry minimum wage of $177/month. Currently garment workers in Cambodia earn a mere $128/month producing for brands like H&M, Gap, Zara and Walmart. Recently the Cambodian government announced that the wage would increase only by $12/month in 2016. However, according to the research of Cambodian and international unions, the median consumption expenditure for a single worker is $207/month.

Bread & Roses film screening: Food Chains

Date: 

Tuesday, December 8, 2015 - 6:00pm

Free and open to all!

There is more interest in food these days than ever, yet there is very little interest in the hands that pick it. Farmworkers, the foundation of our fresh food industry, are routinely abused and robbed of wages. In extreme cases they can be beaten, sexually harassed or even enslaved – all within the borders of the United States.

Black Friday Walmart Protests

Date: 

Friday, November 27, 2015 (All day)

Stand with Walmart workers on Black Friday fasting for $15/hour & full-time. While the Waltons own more wealth than the bottom 42% of our country, Walmart workers are struggling every day to put food on the table. This year, OUR Walmart members are calling on the community to join them in the #FastFor15.

#FastFor15 is fifteen days of action led by Walmart workers fasting at Walton homes, Board of Directors homes and Walmart stores and offices culminating in another national day of action this Black Friday.

Walmart Action in Solidarity with Tazreen Fire Victims

Date: 

Tuesday, November 24, 2015 (All day)

On November 24, 2012, a preventable fire at Tazreen Fashions, a factory in Ashulia, in the outskirts of Dhaka, Bangladesh, claimed the lives of at least 112 garment workers who were trapped inside. At the time of the fire, the majority of the clothing made at Tazreen was Walmart's. However, three years later, Walmart still hasn't paid even a single penny of compensation owed to the injured workers and families of the deceased.

National Day of Action: Fight for 15

Date: 

Tuesday, November 10, 2015 (All day)

On November 10, join the U.S. national day of action to support $15 an hour and union rights. As fast-food workers across the country go on STRIKE on November 10, people across the country will be coming together to stand with them, with child care workers and with all 64 million underpaid workers making less than $15 an hour. 

Together we’re turning the tide in favor of working people and our families. And we’ll need everyone’s help – including yours – to make this a reality.