Gig Economy & Retail Stores

Labour Behind the Label report cover.

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

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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
Three former top officers of Buca Inc., an operator of Italian restaurants, have agreed to plead guilty to federal fraud charges in connection with a scheme to create false profits for Buca and allow executives to steal hundreds of thousands of dollars to pay for a wide range of expenses including the use of an Italian villa and visits to strip clubs.
Wanted: two people to help defend the nation's largest retailer against critics. Requirements: plenty of experience managing a crisis.
Every October, some 50 former Home Depot managers, calling themselves the Former Orange-Blooded E
A decision by the Indian government to allow foreign multinationals to invest in the country's $500 billion retail market is expected to spell the death knell for thousands of small, family-owned shops and even threatens street hawkers, who have supplied local neighborhoods for generations.
A 2006 report by the Child Welfare Committee found that 12 of 22 children from a village in the impoverished eastern state of Bihar were re-trafficked, mostly to different states, within a year after being rescued from a Delhi hand-embroidery sweatshop.
As both the Democratic and Republican parties jockey to win the favor of the high-tech industry, U.S. trade officials under Clinton and now under the Bush Administration have been aggressively promoting high tech's global interests by breaking down barriers to electronic commerce.