Sweatshop

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Sweatshop

A factory or other workplace where persons work for unusually low pay. The word connotes places where labor laws are consistently violated. For example, sweatshops may pay below minimum wage and hire underage persons. Alternatively, sweatshops may be legally set up in countries that have very few labor laws, but many still consider them unethical or immoral.
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At least in Britain, it is not being made in a sweat shop.
A campaign launched to get better conditions in the sweat shops is not demanding much - a small increase in pay and fewer hours.
Buying up clothes made in Far East sweat shops, whose workers are exploited and paid a pittance.
Members and representatives of the United Food and Commercial Workers (UFCW) Local 1776 were joined by representatives of the UNITE union, the National Organization of Women (NOW), Children Against Sweat Shops and Jobs with Justice at the event which served as the local launch of a campaign to draw public attention to the business practices of Wal-Mart, the largest retailer in the world.
People's freedoms are violated everyday by sweat shops employing children so we can have nice shoes.
Most was cheap rubbish imported from sweat shops in the Far East and matched with high-quality labels bearing the names of top designers.
In other words, the company turned to sweat shops, where child workers and others are rewarded extremely poorly for their labour.
Many of the clothes in Britain's high street stores have been made in sweat shops in Asia, according to a new report.
Students from Connecticut, New Jersey and New York worked to address issues of their choice, which included Mideast relations, gay rights, sweat shops, homelessness, women's rights, the refugee crisis, immigration, and more.
That figure doesn't include the 42 million employed to make football kits in sweat shops.
SHOPPERS were last night urged not to boycott stores selling clothes made in sweat shops.
At Kingston she wrote her dissertation on Third World fashion sweat shops which she believes may prove hard to eradicate while we all buy their produce.