Progressive Graffiti

Global Labor & Our favorite Products

They [our favorite products, like cell phones, cotton, chocolate] present us with a huge moral and ethical dilemma. I know that none of us want to be accessories after-the-fact of the human rights abuse of a global supply chain.

Auret van Heerden, labor activist

What can you do to support the well-being and dignity of workers around the world? Go to the Fair Labor Association, and visit the FLA Affiliates page. You’ll find companies that are “committed to protecting workers’ rights by promoting adherence to international labor standards.” There are quite a few sports clothing companies listed. The only technological company affiliated, so far, is Apple. (I’m glad!)

About the author

JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She sometimes writes fiction about Chester (the Alpha Bichon) and his friends -- with a dash of humor and dab of Poli-Sci. JoAnn's views and insights are tinted by her past profession in Counseling, Christian theological studies, and Library and Information Science training. Retired now, JoAnn enjoys the creative life.

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