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Ethix Interviews Eric Dirnbach about Fair Trade, the Sweatfree Movement & Green Jobs

Ethix Interviews Eric Dirnbach about Fair Trade, the Sweatfree Movement & Green Jobs

Eric Dirnbach is currently a Research Director at the Laborers International Union of North America (LIUNA), working on their Green Jobs campaign. Previously he has worked as a researcher and campaigner at Change to Win, and UNITE (which became UNITE HERE and then Workers United), working on organizing and bargaining campaigns in the manufacturing, distribution,…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Sarah Leiber Church: On The Anti-Sweatshop Movement

Ethix Ventures Interviews Sarah Leiber Church: On The Anti-Sweatshop Movement

Until recently, Sarah Leiber Church has been the Program Director for the Progressive Jewish Alliance’s (now Bend The Arc) Bay Area Office. In her six years with PJA, Sarah was deeply engaged in interfaith and coalition work on core social and economic justice campaigns such as “Hotel Workers Rising,” and “No on 8.” She also sits on the advisory board…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jordan Wells: On Ending Taxpayer Support for Sweatshops

Ethix Ventures Interviews Jordan Wells: On Ending Taxpayer Support for Sweatshops

A recent Cornell University graduate, Jordan Wells is the Sweatfree Coordinator with the New York State Labor-Religion Coalition, an organization that was instrumental in one of the biggest news events of 2009 for the sweatfree movement- New York State’s decision to join the national Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.

Ethix Ventures Interviews Peter Dreier on Unions, Sweatshops, and the Obama Era

Ethix Ventures Interviews Peter Dreier on Unions, Sweatshops, and the Obama Era

Peter Dreier is E.P. Clapp Distinguished Professor of Politics, and director of the Urban & Environmental Policy program, at Occidental College. He is coauthor of Place Matters: Metropolitics for the 21st Century and The Next Los Angeles: The Struggle for a Livable City. He writes regularly for the Los Angeles Times, The Nation, Huffington Post, and American Prospect….

Ethix Ventures Interviews Julie Su: an Advocate for Workers Everywhere

Ethix Ventures Interviews Julie Su: an Advocate for Workers Everywhere

Julie Su is the Litigation Director at the Asian Pacific American Legal Center of Southern California (APALC), an affiliate of the Washington D.C.-based Asian American Justice Center. Ms. Su was one of the leaders in fighting for the freedom of the Thai garment workers who were enslaved for years in an apartment complex in El Monte, California and…

Ethix Ventures Interviews Bjorn Claeson: of SweatFree Communities

Ethix Ventures Interviews Bjorn Claeson: of SweatFree Communities

SweatFree Communities is the leading anti-sweatshop organization in the United States. Their Executive Director, Björn Claeson, answered some of our questions about the state of the movement, nearly halfway through 2009.

Ethix Ventures Interviews Robert J.S. Ross, Ph.D: The State of Sweatshops in 2009

Ethix Ventures Interviews Robert J.S. Ross, Ph.D: The State of Sweatshops in 2009

Our very first interview is with Robert J.S. Ross, Ph.D., one of the country’s best known scholars on sweatshops in the United States and author of Slaves to Fashion: Poverty and Abuse in the New Sweatshops.

Ethix Ventures Interview Series: Introducing Our Tribe

We like using the world “tribe” as a metaphor, because of what it evokes – people united around a common goal (namely, to survive and thrive), and taking on different but equally-important roles in order to accomplish that goal.