United students against sweatshops is a national student labor organization fighting for workers' rights with locals on over 150 campuses join the movement.
Policy debate: does the anti-sweatshop movement help or harm workers in low-wage economies. Labor rights advocates say apparel and footwear factories overseas have slowly improved working conditions in response to highly vocal anti-sweatshop movement pressure from college students and others has led some factories that make goods for giants like nike and the gap to cut back on child labor and 80-hour weeks. Anti-sweatshop movement refers to campaigns to improve the conditions of workers in sweatshops, ie manufacturing places characterized by low wages.
By steven greenhouse apparel and footwear factories overseas have slowly improved working conditions in response to a highly vocal anti-sweatshop movement, labor rights advocates say. A short history of the ethical consumer/anti-sweatshop movement in the 1990s many activists in the anti-sweatshop movement the new movement for.
The anti-sweatshop movement has much in common with the anti-globalization movement both consider sweatshops harmful, and both have accused many.
The movement’s effect on labor conditions ultimately depends on greater coordination among anti-sweatshop actors: agreeing on which corporations to target and which union organizing to support joining forces behind pro-worker legislation and treaty proposals and linking local grassroots bases for nationwide responses when workers are fired. The campus anti-sweatshop movement is the first since the campaign against apartheid even better, it’s closely linked to the labor movement—and it’s beginning to bear fruit.