National Day of Action at Abercrombie & Fitch


Saturday, April 21, 2018 (All day)

Five years ago, on April 24, 2013, the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh shocked much of the world, when 1,134 garment workers died in the deadliest disaster in the history of the global garment industry. At that point in time, Abercrombie & Fitch (A&F) was no stranger to the dangers garment workers faced, because 29 workers sewing for A&F in Bangladesh died in the 2010 That’s It Sportswear factory fire.


Congressional Briefing: Preventing Gender-Based Violence in the Workplace


Wednesday, May 24, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

Presented by the ILRF, AFL-CIO, Futures Without Violence & Solidarity Center
In coordination with Reps. Jan Schakowsky, Marcy Kaptur, Mark Pocan, and Jackie Speier

Gender-based violence is a global epidemic. There is evidence that 40-50% of women in industrialized countries experience unwanted sexual advances, harassment, or physical contact at work – a statistic that is likely worse in developing countries where violence often goes unreported.

General Strike!


Monday, May 1, 2017 (All day)

Immigrant rights, labor, and community organizations around the country are calling for a General Strike on May 1st. 

Do you refuse to stay silent as government and corporate interests:

U.S. Measures to Combat Human Trafficking; Responses in the Corporate World


Friday, April 28, 2017 - 9:00am to 10:30am

At this panel at the American Bar Association's 2017 Spring Meeting, ILRF Legal and Policy Director, Eric Gottwald, will speak on U.S. government policies and how corporations can prevent forced labor in their supply chains, drawing on ILRF's field-based knowledge in the palm, seafood, cotton, and apparel industries.

4th Anniversary of Rana Plaza Film Screening: Workers' Voices


Monday, April 24, 2017 - 6:30pm to 8:30pm

With over 1,100 casualties, the easily preventable disaster was the worst single incident in terms of death toll in the history of the garment industry. However, it is far from the only such instance in the global apparel industry, in which multinational manufacturers and retailers "race to the bottom," seeking contractors with the lowest costs and quickest turnaround, leading to poverty wages, repression of worker rights, and dangerous factory conditions.

Official Commemoration of the 106th Anniversary of the Triangle Factory Fire


Friday, March 24, 2017 - 11:30am to 1:00pm

Join us to remember the lives lost 106 years ago. We will gather once again at the site of the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire at the corner of Washington Place and Greene Street to stand together and honor the memory of those workers who died. The annual ceremony will include the raising of the ladder, the reciting of the names and the chiming of the fire bells. All are welcome.