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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220) Most of this demand was met by sweated labour working in small family units who sold their cheaply produced goods to retailers, and who were able to operate independently of any control from guilds and wealthier artisans.
Employers also stepped up the process of contracting out to sweated labour, and squeezing wages.
It grieves me that our forefathers fought hard for a five-day 40-hour week, yet today in large areas of industry staff and management are today's sweated labour.
Led by the National Consumers' League and the National Child Labor Committee, they protested the sweated labour of mothers and children, and, along with unionists, pointed to the "diseased" conditions under which homework products were allegedly made.