Hear from Tejesh, an employee at Avery Dennison (India) Pvt. Ltd. who has seen 52 of his colleagues illegally dismissed for standing up for their basic rights. Despite Avery Dennison's best attempts at intimidation, he is not backing down because he knows all workers deserve "Equal Pay for Equal Work"!Read more
Workers at Adidas supplier Imteks factory in Düzce, Turkey won an important and groundbreaking victory, and now have an officially recognized union represented by League member TEKSiF!Read more
We are Indonesian Adidas workers: We support the struggle of Adidas workers in China, Taiwan, South America and in every country to fight against: Union busting, bad working conditions, unilateral layoffs, and violations of workers' rights at suppliers and subcontractors of Adidas.
When workers join together to demand fair working conditions, Adidas contract factories seem to have a standard response: Fire the workers, blacklist them so they can't find jobs elsewhere, and threaten the rest of the workers that the same will happen to whoever else dares to organize. Despite clearly violating Adidas' Workplace Standards and local labor laws, this has happened over and over and over again.
But in past weeks, workers at three different Adidas contractors have won decisive victories over this cynical roadblock to workers' rights. At Textiles Opico in El Salvador, Joe Anne Dominicana in the Dominican Republic, and Troon Manufacturing in Nicaragua, workers won their jobs back after being fired for organizing.Read more
Para lograr justicia social, todos a luchar con la Liga Sindical!
(To win social justice, everyone struggle together with the Union League!)
That was the chant last weekend in San Salvador, where workers from Adidas contractors across Latin America convened with other union leaders from around the region for the Americas Regional Conference of the International Union League for Brand Responsibility.
During the conference, the League voted on new members. The Industrial Workers' Federation of Argentina (FeTIA-CTA) reports on its blog:Read more
The following statement was released by the Coalition of Cambodian Apparel Workers Democratic Union (C.CAWDU) on May 1, 2013. In response to a disappointingly small increase to the unlivable minimum wage, workers call directly on the multinational brands buying from Cambodian factories to guarantee living wages.Read more
San Francisco, CA- The 2,700 former workers of the PT Kizone International factory and their union have signed an agreement with the Adidas Group. Two years after PT Kizone, the Indonesian factory where they worked, closed without paying legally mandated severance, the former workers will receive a substantial sum from Adidas. The agreement is expected to settle an ongoing lawsuit with the University of Wisconsin and a student campaign in the US.Read more
As chair of the coordinating committee of the International Union League for Brand Responsibility, I am thrilled to take this moment to share some important updates with our friends and allies. In the past three months, your moral and economic support has strengthened garment workers across the globe as we launch an effort without precedent and that we believe is our best hope for ending sweatshop exploitation.
We hope to provide an update to you quarterly, along with occasional urgent news and requests for action. Please do not hesitate to contact our coordinating committee at firstname.lastname@example.org.Read more
Today workers from around the world released this powerful declaration. We announce the formation of a new global campaign to unite workers across the supply chains of multinational corporations to finally put an end to sweatshops.
Read the declaration below, or download it as a PDF in any of the following languages:
- Español (Spanish)
- ಕನ್ನಡ (Kannada) - Unicode | Nudi/ASCII2
- العربية (Arabic)
- Bahasa Indonesia
- বাংলা (Bengali)
- 简体中文 (Simplified Chinese)
- 繁体中文 (Traditional Chinese)
- Français (French)
- Português (Portuguese)