Maker Stories

Maker Stories

Latest Episodes

Episode 5: Labor abuses in Australia's garment industry. China Labor Watch reveals unhappy conditions in some of the world's toy factories. The harsh truth about working in an airport.
December 08, 2015

In this episode of Maker Stories, Christina Cregan of the University of Melbourne in Australia talks about her new report looking at systemic labor abuses in the country's home-based garment industry. Also, Kevin Slaten of China Labor Watch looks at labor

Episode 4: The truth about temp workers. Lifting the veil on poultry workers. Looking at the AFL-CIO's "Death on the Job" worker injury report.
November 17, 2015

In this episode of Maker Stories, we talk with filmmaker Dave DeSario about his new film "A Day's Work" exposing the truth about temp workers in the U.S. Plus, Oliver Gottfried from Oxfam America talks to us about how they are revealing the truth about li

Episode 3: Indian worker beaten by his peers on video. Indian homeworker dismembered in Saudi Arabia. Assessing illegal drug use in Australia's hospitality industry
October 29, 2015

In this episode of Maker Stories, we talk to Suzanne Adely about the case of an Indian factory worker who was beaten to death by his peers...on video. Also, Rothna Begum of Human Rights Watch discusses the incident of an Indian domestic worker in Saudi Ar

Episode 2: IndustriALL vs Thailand, Rights in the OnDemand economy, Curbing child labor in the chocolate fields.
October 18, 2015

In this episode of Maker Stories, Adam Lee of IndustriALL talks about the labor abuse allegations they are levying against the government of Thailand and the actions they want them to take. Also, as the on-demand economy expands, who is looking out for th

Episode 1: Commercial Fishing, Shipbreaking, Car Washes
October 02, 2015

In the first episode of Maker Stories, we talk to Steve Trent of the Environmental Justice Foundation about the abusive conditions facing fishermen in Thailand who produce many of the most common seafood products. Also, where do ships go after their worki