The Triangle Factory Fire of 1911.
'This site includes selected information on a terrible and unnecessary tragedy involving the death of many young working women in a New York City sweatshop at the beginning of the 20th century and the resulting investigations and reforms. '
posted by plep
on Jul 22, 2004 -
life cycle of an internet meme: a timeline of the nike "sweatshop" e-mails
jonah and i have updated the original sweatshop page at shey.net to also run a sidebar timeline noting the spread of the idea around the world, as tracked through links on the web and stories in conventional media. justin time, too, since adbusters, the nation, and abcnews all put up stories about the e-mails today. and we thought it had peaked.
posted by moth
on Apr 2, 2001 -
Want to avoid sweatshop shoes? Buy Nike.
So says Peter Singer
. Same applies to the other favourite targets of the "No Logo" activists. Which raises a curious irony: what happens when a corporation you've habitually demonised starts listening to to its critics? Is it possible to rehabilitate a Big Bad Brand?
posted by holgate
on Mar 26, 2001 -
tried to order a pair of Nike's from their custom shop with the word "sweatshop
" on them. They refused three times, listing a new excuse every time. I smell a great culture jamming project. My suggestion? Let's all go do the same
posted by fraying
on Feb 4, 2001 -
The Digital Sweatshop Continues
If this letter is for real (and corroboration would be nice), the CFO of Mylackey.com is berating his staff for having the gall to go home before 6:45pm. In fact, he wants to mandate office hours of 8am to 7pm with a 30 minute lunch.
That'll really boost morale. I don't think I've gotten to work at 8am ever.
Anyway, though I lovelovelove the idea of Mylackey.com, I don't think I'd invest in them anytime soon.
The letter, which states that they're "lagging behind revenue goals" seemingly contradicts the interview
with the CEO, where he states "we're exceeding expectations" with revenue.
posted by peterme
on Jun 13, 2000 -