Robert J. S. Ross

Robert J. S. Ross is a Member of the Board of Directors and Vice President of the Sweatfree Purchasing Consortium.


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Why Clinton’s criticism of trade deals like the TPP should be taken with a grain of salt.   Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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If left leaning activists are serious about their characterization of Trump as a fascist, then they better get serious about the problem of unity. Read more

Money, Politics and Power


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A new report goes beyond the sanitized inspection regimes to hear from the workers themselves. Read more

America and the World

After a horrific factory collapse in 2013, pressure from global unions, human rights groups, and reputational damage to big fashion brands led to a groundbreaking accord to improve labor conditions. What has it achieved? Read more

Working in America


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After voluntary codes of conduct failed to prevent the Rana Plaza disaster, garment companies pass the blame.  Read more

America and the World



A series of garment factory fires in Bangladesh spurred reforms in the industry. But will they bring meaningful change? Read more

America and the World