Sweatshops: When Exploitation Becomes the Cheaper Alternative


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Sweatshops: When Exploitation Becomes the Cheaper Alternative
According to United States Department of Labor, a sweatshop is “any factory” that is in violation of U.S. labor laws relative to minimum wages, use of time card to record hours, payment for overtime work and on time payment to workers (Global Exchange).
According to the “Union of Needle Trades Industrial and Textile Employees” an American garment worker’s union, a sweatshop is also any factory that doesn’t allow workers to unionize or collectively bargain (Global Exchange).
International corporate accountability and watchdog groups add that a sweatshop is, “any factory that does not pay its workers a living wage – that is, a wage that can support the basic needs of a small...
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