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 …

Catholic Student Group Learns First-Hand at the Factory About Injustices in ‘Fast Fashion’ Garment Industry

The Catholic Ethical Purchasing Alliance (CEPA) held week-long immersions at The Industrial Commons in Morganton, NC in March with John Carroll University, College of the Holy Cross and Fordham University. Over 40 students, faculty, and staff experienced firsthand the innovation of a localized supply chain in the garment industry. Participants learned humanitarian and environmental injustices that occur within fast fashion …