The new law also makes fashion brands more accountable for wage theft committed by subcontractors in L.A. garment factories.
In a matter of months, Sri Lanka has gone from a success story to a cautionary tale in dealing with the coronavirus.
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The moves follows shocking reports about garment industry labor conditions.
Automation may put millions of garment workers in the developing world out of a job.
Bangladesh, one of the world's poorest countries, relies on garments for around 80 percent of its exports and for about 4 million jobs.
Los Angeles' wage increase to $15 an hour by 2020 is an important victory. But that is four years in the future. Wage theft, however, is an entrenched system of doing business today.
As we take turns pushing her one-year-old brother in his stroller, my daughter asks me why people don't just stay away from bad people, then they won't be trafficked. I tell her that usually the story starts out with hope.
When it comes to wages, while not as horrific as the circumstances described above, American women still lag far behind men in their pay for doing the same jobs.