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In this issue...
PAGE 4: Toxic Chemical Reform
PAGE 5: Are US Shoppers Reaching a GMO Tipping Point?
PAGE 6: 4 Steps to Healthy Indoor Air
PAGE 8: Mortgages from Responsible Banks
PAGE 11: Green Century Spurs Palm Oil Victory at Starbucks
PAGE 12: Green America at White House Energy Summit
PAGE 13: Stop Mega-Banks from Predatory Payday Lending
PAGE 14: Fair Labor at Home
PAGE 19: Four Ways to Fight for Immigrant Rights
PAGE 20: Does Made-in-the-USA Mean Not in a Sweatshop?
PAGE 22: Because It's Personal

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July/August 2013
Fair Labor at Home

Break Up With Your Mega BankWage theft, sweatshop conditions, and slave labor happen in the US, especially to immigrant workers. But they aren't passive victims of exploitation, they're leading the movement for fair labor conditions for all.

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Featured Articles:

Does Made-in-the-USA Mean No Sweatshops?
The made-in-the-USA label isn't always enough to ensure that workers weren't exploited.
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How Green Businesses Lift Up Vulnerable Workers
Stories of business models that empower traditionally disenfranchised populations. Read more »

Mortgages from Responsible Banks
Support banks and credit unions that lift up communities.
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Check out previous articles from Green America on fair labor:

Green Fabrics and Labels to Look For
Avoid toxic dyes and finishes, unsustainable fabrics, and sweatshop labor. Read more »

Cooperatives Revitalize Communities in Need
Evergreen Cooperatives are lifting up neighborhoods and bringing good, green jobs to Cleveland. Read more »

Making Sugar Fair
Fair Trade sugar helps empower producer communities, with the bonus of being GMO-free.
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