Attendees emphasized the need for companies to support the renewal of The Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh.
The industry is hiring again after last year’s widespread layoffs and store closures.
More than 168 million children are forced into child labor, according to the nonprofit GoodWeave that aims to end child labor.
The industry cut thousands of jobs during March, with struggling department stores hit hardest.
By cutting $54 billion from the collective budgets of government agencies dealing with trade, the economy and nonviolent crime, President Trump plans to increase defense spending to one of the highest levels in history.
Students at dozens of universities are banding together through United Students Against Sweatshops to rally against Nike for allegedly refusing unrestricted access for the Worker Rights Consortium.
The Wage and Hour Division found violations at factories making clothes for retailers including Ross, Forever 21, TJ Maxx and Nordstrom.
The key to slashing jobs to achieve a leaner organization is empowerment.
The National Retail Federation said the new DOL rule could have a “chilling effect” on employers.
The report raised concerns about the right to freedom of association in those sectors, as well as inadequate labor law enforcement in Peru, which has a free trade agreement with the U.S.
The government levied $212,000 in back wages against a key supplier to Ross Stores as it placed greater attention on the “broken” retail system.
The U.S. estimates tens of thousands of children’s toil in small-scale and artisinal gold mining.