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Corporate Watch has the best sweatshop resource page, including up-to-date information just on Nike human rights abuses. Also visit Sweatshop Watch, for background on current campaigns against companies that use sweatshop labor.

Far more is available on Nike and Indonesia. We urge you to also read the San Francisco Bay Guardian profile of Cicih Sukaesih, an Indonesian woman fighting to mobilize Nike workers.

UNITE (the Union of Needletrades, Industrial and Textile Employees) was formed in 1995 as two of the oldest garment worker's unions merged, and has an active campaign to stop sweatshops, both in the U.S. and abroad.

One of the best resources on the global sweatshop is the International Labor Organization, a UN specialized agency promoting social justice, human and labor rights. (Founded in 1919, it is the only surviving major creation of the Treaty of Versailles.)

The School of Industrial and Labor Relations at Cornell provides an archive of research from the Child Labor Study Group within the U.S. Labor Department. Included here are the full reports on child prostitution and child labor to create American imports. Available free is the valuable (but lengthy) report, By the Sweat & Toil of Children: The Use of Child Labor in American Imports.

The Labor Department continues its "No Sweat" campaign, which includes Internet publication of its enforcement reports.

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