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Have Yourself A Union Made Labor Day!

Have Yourself A Union Made Labor Day!

Man Barbequing In A GardenWhile Labor Day honors the hardworking women and men who move this nation forward and grow, the weekend also gives us a great excuse for a barbecue blowout. Here are some union made food and beverages to get your BBQ off right!

Our list comes thanks to the AFL-CIO; the Bakery, Confectionery, Tobacco Workers and Grain Millers (BCTGM); the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW); the Los Angeles County Federation of Labor’s website Labor 411 and Union Plus.Continue Reading

Two Years Since Rana. Where is Justice?

Two Years Since Rana. Where is Justice?

This April the 24th marks the second year anniversary of the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Dhaka, Bangladesh. Over 1,100 people lost their lives that day, and over 2,500 were injured or maimed. These casualties were garment and factory workers employed and instructed to continue work as usual in a building that was illegally constructed…Continue Reading

Ethical Apparel: Alta Gracia Union Members Speak at Texas Christian University

Ethical Apparel: Alta Gracia Union Members Speak at Texas Christian University

Two workers from the Alta Gracia Factory, a project proving that an apparel factory that is unionized and paying a living wage can thrive, visited Texas Christian University earlier this week. They spoke and met with students, community members, and administration at the campus, which offers Alta Gracia apparel through their bookstore. Maritza Vargas and Sobeida Fortuna work at…Continue Reading

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Talk To The United Nations Climate Summit

Watch Leonardo DiCaprio Talk To The United Nations Climate Summit

Although the exact numbers are not known for sure, but it is estimated that hundreds of thousands of people came together in New York City for the People’s Climate March on Sunday, September 21, 2014. The demonstrators are concerned about the global impact of climate change. According to the Huffington Post, early reports from event…Continue Reading

American Apparel – Are You Ready For A Union Now?

American Apparel – Are You Ready For A Union Now?

You may have heard that Dov Charney, controversial Founder and CEO of American Apparel, was recently terminated. Board members have stated that the decision to fire Charney grew from ongoing investigations and alleged misconduct. If you don’t already know, American Apparel is an American clothing manufacturer, clothing distributor, and retailer with stores located around the…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ian Robinson about the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium

Ethix Ventures Interviews Ian Robinson about the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium

Ian Robinson, Ph.D., is a Lecturer and Research Scientist in the Department of Sociology and the Residential College of the University of Michigan-Ann Arbor. Mr. Robinson’s research includes work on ethical consumer demand for sweatshop-free apparel and the impacts of neoliberal economic restructuring on labor unions and the rights, wages and conditions of workers.Continue Reading

MayDay! MayDay! Labour Day!

Mayday, Mayday! Labor activists come together in solidarity to honor labor and workers all around the world every May 1, except in the United States, that is.  I noticed that the media didn’t really mention any May Day and International Workers’ Rights Day rallies that were held on May 1 2014 around the United States. Most…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Dr. Robert J.S. Ross: Inequality and the Global Race to the Bottom

Ethix Ventures Interviews Dr. Robert J.S. Ross: Inequality and the Global Race to the Bottom

One of our tribe members and mentor to Ethix Ventures CEO Kevin O’Brien is Dr. Robert Ross a now retired professor at nearby Clark University. Dr. Ross is a renowned scholar on sweatshop and author of Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops. Dr. Ross recently shared his viewpoint on how the international garment industry’s global race to…Continue Reading

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jonathan Rosenthal: Focusing on Transformative Trade

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jonathan Rosenthal: Focusing on Transformative Trade

We were grateful to be able to touch base with Jonathan Rosenthal after he spoke at this year’s Fair Trade Federation‘s Annual Conference in Indianapolis. Jonathan has spent 30+ years working to transform business into a positive force for people and the environment. Jonathan was a cofounder and leader with the pioneering worker-owned fair trade…Continue Reading

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