Alerts - The National Labor Committee en-us (Trilogy Interactive) Fri, 17 Dec 2010 13:47:35 -0600 It Does Not Have to Be This Way Fri, 10 Dec 2010 12:00:00 -0500 On the International Human Rights Day, a group of high school students near Chicago challenge Sears to respect the rights of young workers across the developing world. Update--Improvements at Classic Factory in Jordan, producing for U.S. Companies Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 In response to an October 2010 Institute/NLC report documenting illegal sweatshop conditions at Jordan's largest garment factory, Classic Fashion Apparel, workers report some significant improvements. Classic sews garments for Wal-Mart, Hanes, Macy's and others. Update--Violent attacks and threats continue at Galaxy Factory in Jordan; Workers desperate for help Mon, 29 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 Five garment workers have been imprisoned on trumped up charges. Galaxy's owner threatened all the workers to sign a clearly concocted letter insisting that Galaxy is a "good factory" and that "there are no problems." Those who refused to sign the letter would be jailed just like the other imprisoned workers. A. UrgentaEUR"4 Workers Arrested at Galaxy Sweatshop in Jordan Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 Four workers, Rabiul, Badol, Jashim and Manik, have been arrested for protesting brutal labor conditions at Galaxy factory, which produces for Wal-Mart, Hanesbrands, Macy's, GAP/Banana Republic, and Kohl's. B. Updates--Gross Worker Rights Violations Continue under US-Jordan FTA Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 An interesting exchange, including a letter we received last night from the managing director of the Galaxy Apparel factory in the Al Hassan Industrial Zone in Irbid, and the workers' response to management's claims D. Interview with Galaxy Workers Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 C. Letter from Managing Director of Galaxy Wed, 24 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 E. Gross and Illegal Sweatshop Conditions at Classic Subcontractor: Galaxy Factory, Jordan Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 Wal-Mart, Hanes, MacyaEUR(TM)s labels sewn under illegal and abusive conditions F. Human Trafficking in Jordan Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 For nearly three years, Jordanian Government has blocked the entry of any further Bangladeshi workers in response to Bangladeshi guest workers' open denunciation of labor and human rights violations at Jordanian factories. This ban has recently partially been lifted. Young Bangladeshi women are allowed to work in the garment factories, but not men. D. Indian, Nepalese and Sri Lankan Workers Denounce Violations at Classic Fashion Wed, 10 Nov 2010 12:00:00 -0500 Letters from Indian, Nepalese and Sri Lankan workers at Classic Fashion