Gig Economy & Retail Stores

Labour Behind the Label report cover.

Contractors to Boohoo, an ‘ultra fast fashion company,’ have been paying their largely immigrant

Photo: Kempton (used under Creative Commons license)

Photo: Amit Agarwal (used under Creative Commons license)

Amazon’s relentless expansion around the world has met with serious headwinds in India and in Eur
One in ten Amazon employees in Ohio needs government assistance to make ends meet, according to a
A nonprofit group has found that Wal Mart's wood products use timber from a Russian region rife with illegal logging.
Wal-Mart said it will build the stores in neighborhoods with high crime or unemployment rates, on sites that are environmentally contaminated, or in vacant buildings or malls in need of revitalization.
In the wake of the multiple scandals over tainted Chinese food and drug exports in recent months, Chinese goods now have an indelible image of being not just cheap, but life-threatening as well. But the fact that wrongly labelled foods, liquor and pharmaceuticals have routinely sickened and even killed people en masse in China has been largely overlooked.
Clothing chain retailer Forever 21 has been sued by the U.S. government for ignoring a subpoena requesting information on how much the company's suppliers pays the workers who make its clothes. Anecdotal evidence suggests that the salaries are well under the federal minimum wage of $7.25 an hour.
Environment and anti-globalization organizations worldwide called on all citizens suffering from 'U.S. injustice' to give up drinking American soft drinks, especially Coca-Cola, for the day of Monday, July 22, 2002.