Gap and Old Navy in Bangladesh: Cheating the Poorest Workers in the World
In the wake of the Rana Plaza tragedy, and especially given Gap’s leading role in opposing the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which many European companies have signed onto—we see this as an important symbolic case. Will Gap (which claims to be a progressive and responsible actor) and the other companies move effectively to assure human, women’s and workers’ rights in the factories they use—or won’t they? It is critical that Gap be called to account.
Full Story by Charles Kernaghan, recipient of the 2013 WSCFF Walt Lambert Trade Union Leadership Award.
Make Your Holiday Spending Count!
The WSCFF encourages our members to support Union and American businesses with their purchases. The following are websites to assist you in your holiday shopping. Happy Holidays!
Labor 411, www.labor411.org,is an online organization committed to building a national Buy Union, Buy American movement as a means of improving the safety and economic well-being of union workers and their families. They are committed to working hand in hand with labor to organize the unorganized and mobilize your political and purchasing power so that workers can create a better life for themselves and their families.
USA Love List, www.usalovelist.com ~ This company’s website recognizes companies for the efforts they make to support American workers and communities. They research and post information on companies and their products as they are able to gather it, saving you effort along the way.
Made in Washington Stores, www.madeinwashington.com ~ The name of this company says it all.
The Pacific Northwest Shop, www.pacificnorthwestshop.com ~ A company offering products from Washington, Oregon, Idaho and British Columbia.