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Organizing in Global Supply Chains: Reports from the Front Lines

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018 - 2:00pm to 6:00pm

Representatives of trade unions, worker centers, and labor rights groups from seven countries will report on their efforts to organize workers in the supply chains of leading apparel brands and retailers, the illegal employer repression and retaliation that impedes these efforts, and how brands and retailers respond to such violations of their own codes of conduct.

National Day of Action at Abercrombie & Fitch

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Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)

Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh shocked much of the world, when 1,134 garment workers died in the deadliest disaster in the history of the global garment industry. At that point in time, Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) was no stranger to the dangers garment workers faced, because 29 workers sewing for A&F in Bangladesh died in the 2010 That’s It Sportswear factory fire.

The Fight for Dignity: Violence against Trade Unionists in Honduras

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Thursday, April 19, 2018 - 2:00pm

In Honduras, defending your rights at work can cost you your life. This event will highlight how workers in Honduras are standing up to corporations that exploit, harm and impoverish people in the name of profit. We will examine U.S. policy, violence against worker rights activists, and the root causes of the current migration crisis. Meet Honduran trade unionist, Tomas Membreño, and learn how people in the U.S. can support Honduran workers who harvest the fruit that ends up on our supermarket shelves.

Cotton Campaign 10th Anniversary Celebration

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Tuesday, March 20, 2018 - 6:00pm to 8:00pm

Please join a reception for partners and allies (former, current and hopefully future!) of the Cotton Campaign to celebrate its 10th Anniversary. The reception will take place on March 20, 2018, from 6:00 to 8:00 p.m. at the AFL-CIO central lobby at 815 16th St NW, Washington, DC. We hope to see you there to mark a decade of our advocacy work to end forced labor in the cotton fields of Uzbekistan and Turkmenistan.

CAFTA Guatemala Labor Arbitration Panel Discussion

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Friday, March 9, 2018 - 3:30pm

In 2017, an international arbitration panel ruled against the United States in a case it brought under the labor chapter of the Dominican Republic - Central America Free Trade Agreement (DR-CAFTA). Though the panel found that the Government of Guatemala failed to enforce its labor laws, it ruled that the U.S. failed to establish that these violations were “in a manner affecting trade.” The decision has been widely criticized for its excessively narrow interpretation of the labor chapter.