U.S. Department of Labor

L.A. Factories That Made Clothes For Forever 21, T.J. Maxx Paid Workers $4 an Hour

Photo by Owen CL/Unsplash Los Angeles has a sweatshop problem, and bargain retailers like Forever 21, T.J. Maxx, and Ross are reaping the benefits. At a press conference on Wednesday,…

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Cotton Tops List of Industries Most Likely to Abuse Child Labor

Photo by Shutterstock Textiles from Cambodia, garments from Bangladesh, and cotton from India share at least one thing in common: they’ve all been cited by the U.S. Department of…

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Southern California Garment Workers Owed Millions in Back Wages

If you thought sweatshops were just a third-world phenomena, you’d be grossly mistaken. Thousands of workers in Southern California’s garment industry toil under similar…

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U.S. Government Allegedly Buys Clothing From Overseas Sweatshops

Photo by Meridith Kohut for the New York Times When it comes to procuring clothing overseas, the United States government is “flouting its own advice,” the New York Times…

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Urban Outfitters Among Fashion Brands Using L.A. "Sweatshop" Labor

Looks like Forever 21 isn’t the only apparel label on the hook for promoting sweatshop-like conditions in downtown Los Angeles. Federal and state labor authorities announced on…

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Forever 21 in Trouble With Dept. of Labor for Alleged Sweatshop Practices

Photo by SeanPavonePhoto/Shutterstock Forever 21 is in hot water with the U.S. Department of Labor. The department’s Wage and Hour Division, which is investigating the Los…

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