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Toxic Sweatshops Exposed by Whistle-Blower
Report released recently by coalition of public interest and environmental groups delivers incisive look at how Federal Prison Industries profits from electronic recycling and puts employees and prisoners at risk
"...Campaign for the Environment – released the report "Toxic Sweatshops, How UNICOR Prison Recycling Harms Workers, Communities, the Environment,..."

Nov. 10, 2006 News Feature by Daniel Mottola

Chinese Sweatshops Evil
"...matter of low wages. The folks who work in sweatshops have been driven from their homes in the country,..."

Dec. 6, 2006 Postmarks

The Hightower Lowdown
The Bush budget and children's welfare, Pete Domenici and nuclear power & Jonah Goldberg on the joys of sweatshops
"...group, Safe Energy Communication Council at 202/483-8491.Three Cheers for Sweatshops! Time for another Gooberhead Award, presented periodically to some..."

April 6, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
The Nobel Prize for Greed; and Camp Wellstone Winners
"...folks are lucky to get $2-a-day jobs in urban sweatshops making stuff for Wal-Mart because this is better than..."

Dec. 22, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Shared Services Uproar: Students Busted in Tower Sit-In
Tensions around job sharing plan peak
"...University Democrats, University Leadership Initiative, and United Students Against Sweatshops. A little after 5pm, they were ordered to leave,..."

May 2, 2014 News Feature by Lizzie Jespersen

The Hightower Report: Life Is Beautiful in MittWorld
In which Mitt Romney lives in fairy land
"...about how impoverished Third World people love working in sweatshops...."

Sept. 28, 2012 News Column by Jim Hightower

Longhorns for Laborers
Is Longhorn clothing made in sweatshops?
"...29, six UT-Austin students, representing the nationwide Students Against Sweatshops campaign, briefly occupied the office of university President Bill..."

May 6, 2011 News Feature by Michael King

Biutiful
Javier Bardem earned an Oscar nod for his performance in this grim but poetic Spanish drama.
"...products and the illegal immigrants who manufacture them in sweatshops and sell them on the street. He tries to..."

Jan. 28, 2011 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Casino Jack
Kevin Spacey stars in this entertaining romp about the career of disgraced Washington lobbyist Jack Abramoff.
"...this up, folks!" plot points like Mafia whackings, offshore sweatshops, and a spurned Native American community leader who goes..."

Jan. 7, 2011 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

Casino Jack and the United States of Money
Muckraking documentarian Alex Gibney here directs his camera toward the influence-peddling scandals that erupted around Jack Abramoff.
"...the tip of the iceberg – there were also sweatshops, Russian spies, and Dolph Lundgren on his rap sheet...."

May 21, 2010 Movie Review by Kimberley Jones

The Hightower Report
Sweatshop Crucifixes; and the E. Coli Loophole
"...abomination: crucifixes and other religious articles made in deplorable sweatshops in China. They are being sold not only in..."

Dec. 14, 2007 News Column by Jim Hightower

Postmarks
Our readers talk back.
"...James BankstonChinese Sweatshops EvilDear Editor,..."

Dec. 15, 2006 Column

The Hightower Report
How Glamorous is Child Labor?; and A Sweet Fix
"...report and join the effort to move children from sweatshops into schools, call the National Labor Committee: 212/242-3002.A SWEET..."

Dec. 8, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Neil Bush Milks Cows; and Responding to Labor
"...have been abandoning U.S. workers and communities for Chinese sweatshops. They have profited for years on the backs of..."

Dec. 1, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Bad Bosses; and a Bill to Ban Sweatshop Labor
"...as China and Bangladesh, and their factories became horrific sweatshops. Since "free trade" deals exclude labor-protection rules, these workers..."

Aug. 25, 2006 News Column by Jim Hightower

Naked City
Headlines and happening from Austin and beyond
"...• United Students Against Sweatshops holds its national conference in Austin, Thu.-Sun., Feb. 10-13...."

Feb. 11, 2005 News Feature by Lee Nichols

The Hightower Report
Get ready for the sweatshop tsunami; and Congress gives itself a raise
"...industry on the backs of dirt-cheap labor – including sweatshops, child labor, and forced labor. It was these same..."

Oct. 1, 2004 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Report
Jim's holiday gift list; and Sears gets a present from ABC.
"...yours as well. Going to move your manufacturing to sweatshops in China? Then put your office right inside the..."

Dec. 26, 2003 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
The new campaign finance reform law still has big loopholes; Bush's Army Secretary is a stealth Enronite; and toys make some kids very unhappy.
"...produce such joyful profits for them. Can you say "sweatshops?"..."

April 5, 2002 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Nike does the right thing -- when it's forced to; Monsanto monkeys with Mexico's corn supply; the San Antonio Spurs and SBC stick it to taxpayers.
"...did. The Workers Rights Consortium and United Students Against Sweatshops sent investigators to Mexmode, then joined the women in..."

Nov. 2, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The Hightower Lowdown
Bush's 'Real, Live Americans'; Nike's 'Freedom to Choose'
"...Nike sent another rejection letter, this one asserting that "sweatshops" was inappropriate slang. Undaunted, Peretti wrote back, saying that..."

March 9, 2001 News Column by Jim Hightower

The City (La Ciudad)
"...indie than by their ill-paid work in the illegal sweatshops and day labor sites. Certainly, there is more compassion..."

Dec. 10, 1999 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Work Release
"...done. By the way, people are always talking about "sweatshops" -- they're not sweatshops, okay? They're nicely dressed college-student-looking..."

Feb. 19, 1999 Screens Feature by Marc Savlov

The Cowboy Way
"...Cuba and then forces them to work in hidden sweatshops. Only gradually do the movie's opening sequences make sense..."

June 10, 1994 Movie Review by Marjorie Baumgarten

Chronicle Recommends: Films About Fashion
Get glamorous with our favorite catwalk flicks
"...minister who wants to rid his country of illegal sweatshops. The supporting work from Owen Wilson as Zoolander’s chief..."

June 4, 2018 Screens Post by Chronicle Film Staff

UT Community Protests Trump Inauguration
"...Socialist Organization, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, United Students Against Sweatshops, and the Revolutionary Student Front was followed by a..."

Jan. 20, 2017 Photo Gallery

University of Texas Students Stage Walkout
Student protest: “No KKK; no fascist USA; no Trump!”
"...Socialist Organization, the Palestinian Solidarity Committee, United Students Against Sweatshops, and the Revolutionary Student Front were among the event..."

Jan. 20, 2017 News Post by Mary Tuma

Occupy the Tower
'Shared Services' protest leads to arrests
"...University Democrats, University Leadership Initiative, and United Students Against Sweatshops...."

April 25, 2014 News Post by Lizzie Jespersen

‘Martinez for Austin’ Kicks Off Campaign
Council member opens all-city tour at Barton Springs
"...representation and working conditions for women firefighters, to oppose sweatshops, to support affordable housing and living wages, to improve..."

April 5, 2014 News Post by Michael King

Ready and Abel
Drafthouse Films unleashes Abel Ferrara's 'Ms. 45' on Austin and NYC
"...week through Drafthouse Films, New York is the grimy sweatshops of the Garment District. That's where mute seamstress Thana..."

Dec. 13, 2013 Screens Feature by Richard Whittaker

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