Chains of Silence: Corporations' Lips Locked on Sweatshops plus: PDX Death by Cop
Here's Radhika Balakrishanan on secrecy all along the supply chain:
"We basically have a system of self-monitoring by corporations. There used to be an agency at the UN that did monitoring -- The United Nations Center on Transnational Corporations -- but that was basically ended in the 1990s. The International Labor Organization is important but can't hold companies accountable, only governments -- and governments frequently plead that they are fundamentally at the mercy of corporations that would leave if they were made to pay and treat workers better. We need a global perspective in how to make corporations accountable, what kind of trading system we have and who benefits and who bears the costs.
- Length: 16:34 minutes (7.58 MB)
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