U.S. College Students Standing in Global Solidarity with Garment Workers

An interview with Gisselle Cervantes, National Organizer with Students for International Labor Solidarity Labor 411 editor, Sahid Fawaz, sat down with Gisselle Cervantes to talk about her ongoing work as a National Organizer for Students for International Labor Solidarity (“SILS”), which is a student-led movement championing for ethical garment manufacturing. The Buy Your Values UCLA campaign shares much in common …

How Good Food and Ethical Apparel Can Create Good Jobs 

An Interview with Paula Daniels, Founding Chair of the Center for Good Food Purchasing Labor 411’s editor Sahid Fawaz sat down with noted expert Paula Daniels, head of the Center for Good Food Purchasing, an LA-based non-profit that brings locally grown, good, healthy food to our public schools and government institutions. Now the Good Food Purchasing Program can be found …

The National Consumers League: Fighting for Consumer and Worker Protections Since 1899

An Interview with Executive Director Sally Greenberg Labor 411 Editor and Social Media Director, Sahid Fawaz, sat down with National Consumers League (“NCL”) Executive Director and Labor 411 Foundation board member, Sally Greenberg, to talk about the NCLS’s mission, successes, and current initiatives. SF: Thank you for taking the time to share with us your knowledge about the NCL’s work. …

Building a Better L.A. Through the UCLA Community Scholars Program

An Interview with UCLA’s Gilda Haas Gilda Haas, co-founder and current faculty of UCLA Labor Studies’ Community Scholars Program, sat down with Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz to talk about the program and its role in building a better Los Angeles.  SF: Can you give our readers a bit of background on the Community Scholars Program and its mission? GH: It was around …

Pushing for a Sweatfree Future

An Interview with Ian Robinson of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium Ian Robinson, Ph.D., President of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium, sat down with Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz for an interview on the organization’s work and mission. SF: Can you provide us with some background on the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium?   IR: The Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium (SPC) was formed in 2010 by the anti-sweatshop …

Ethical Purchasing at Catholic Universities Provide a Model for Colleges Across the Country

An Interview with Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance coordinator, Grace Adams Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz sat down with Buy Your Values Steering Committee Member and Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (“CEPA”) coordinator, Grace Adams, for a Q&A about its role as a partner in the Buy Your Values UCLA Campaign. Sahid: Thank you for taking a few minutes to chat about CEPA’s …

Exploitation and Wins in the Garment Industry

An Interview with Nayantara Banerjee of the Garment Worker Center Nayantara Banerjee, Industry Researcher and Strategist at the Garment Worker Center and a member of the Buy Your Values UCLA Steering Committee, sat down with Labor 411’s Sahid Fawaz to talk about the Garment Worker Center’s role in the UCLA campaign.  Sahid: Thank you for taking the time to chat …