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 …

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 …

UCLA Labor Center’s Caroline Luce on Student Programs Highlighting Garment Worker Abuse

April 27 Event to Spotlight Rampant Wage Theft Caroline Luce Ph.D. is a lecturer at UCLA’s Institute for Research on Labor & Employment. Her specialty is immigration, labor, and working-class culture in the American West. She is also a member of the Buy Your Values UCLA Steering Committee and is coordinating the Pay Your Workers campaign to bring speakers to …