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Thursday, February 19, 2015

At its February 2015 meeting, the FLA Board of Directors unanimously approved the implementation of the FLA Fair Compensation Work Plan, upon the recommendation of the Monitoring Committee.

This approval was accompanied by an amendment that calls for the FLA president to bring forward recommendations by the June Board meeting to "revise the plan to: 1) take appropriate, meaningful actions, where reasonable, to implement the plan at an accelerated pace, and 2) make relevant accountability measures more concrete."  

Thursday, February 19, 2015

In December of 2014, DanWatch, a Danish civil society organization that monitors the corporate social responsibility of multinational companies, posted to its website the documentary “Seeds of Debt” by journalist Jens Pedersen.   The documentary reported instances of exploitative high-interest money lending to farmers in rural Andhra Pradesh, India – including to farmers producing seeds for FLA affiliate Syngenta.  Footage of an interview conducted with a Hyderabad-based agricultural research expert, who has assessed Syngenta farms on behalf of the FLA, went on to link low seed prices paid

Wednesday, November 12, 2014

On Monday, November 10, 2014, the Fair Labor Association sent a letter to Deputy Prime Minister Keat Chhon in support of “objective, inclusive, and productive national wage-setting negotiations that result in a minimum wage that is fair for workers” that was signed by nine FLA-affiliated companies sourcing from Cambodia.

Wednesday, January 29, 2014

The Fair Labor Association (FLA) joins the international community in condemning the use of deadly force by Cambodian security forces against striking garment workers in Phnom Penh that led to the tragic deaths of at least three workers, injuries to many others, and the imprisonment of protesting workers. These are grave violations of international labor standards and basic human rights.

Thursday, December 19, 2013

Washington, DC – The Fair Labor Association (FLA) today announced the selection of Claudia Coenjaerts, a longtime official with the International Labor Organization (ILO), as President and CEO. Her appointment is effective as of Jan. 6, 2014.

Thursday, December 12, 2013

356 of 360 action items completed on or ahead of schedule; working hours remains a challenge

Thursday, July 25, 2013

Prominent workers’ rights advocate has led Fair Labor Association since 2001

Thursday, May 30, 2013

From March 25 to 29, 2013, FLA provided training on the 12 dimensions of Fair Wages for Participating Company H&M in Guangzhou and Shanghai. Sixty-five participants from the sustainability and production teams joined the training and discussion.

Thursday, May 16, 2013

Second round of verification assessments finds continued improvement in compliance

Tuesday, April 30, 2013

This is a guest post from Kyle Richard, a third-year law student at the University of Washington.

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