Monday, January 06, 2014

Mother Jones, January 6, 2014, Monday

Mother Jones

January 6, 2014, Monday

Mother Jones (full article)

H&M Plans to Pay Garment Workers Fair Wages. Here's Why That's Probably BS.

Jefferson Cowie, the chair of the Department of Labor Relations, Law, & History at Cornell University, echoed those concerns. "It is hard to see governments taking a strong role in boosting wages in the short run," he told me. Fair wages can also be hard to enforce. I saw this firsthand while reporting my sumangali story: In India, the government does have a minimum wage for textile workers—but many of the female workers I spoke with were not being paid that wage, and didn't have access to a union.