• JustLove

    A Visit to the Northern Triangle and Caring for Migrants on the Southern Border

    On this week’s episode of Just Love, Monsignor Kevin Sullivan talks about his trip to the Northern Triangle and what that means for both side of the border. Jessica Garcia is the Assistant to the President of the Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union, UFCW (RWDSU). She returned from a five-day long fact-finding mission to the Northern Triangle countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras with Msgr. Sullivan, Fanny Gomez. Jessica shares a bit about what she witnessed on her journey to the Northern Triangle, and particularly what conditions are like for workers and others in the countries of El Salvador, Guatemala, and Honduras. Benjamin De La Garza is the…

  • Commentary

    My Trip to Bangladesh Continues to Resonate as We Approach Christmas

    Last month, I was invited to visit garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh with a delegation of New Yorkers that included Tom DiNapoli, New York State Comptroller, and Stuart Appelbaum, the head of the RWDSU (Retail, Wholesale and Department Store Union.) More than 1,100 workers’ lives were lost in the collapse of Rana Plaza nearly eight months ago, making it the deadliest disaster in the history of the garment industry. In a front-page story published just yesterday in The New York Times, reporter Jim Yardley wrote how “inside the single room he shares with his wife and young child, Hasan Mahmud Forkan does not sleep easily. Some nights he hears the screams of the garment workers he tried…