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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Today, Sweatshop is housed in a 15,000-square-foot facility that contains four dance studios and a dance apparel boutique.
For instance, in 2003 American activists helped in forcing BJ&B, a Dominican Republic sweatshop, to recognize a union, which rapidly obtained dramatically better conditions for its members.
Another advantage of the hot yoga at Sweatshop is that anyone, including beginners, can try it out.
By midway through the twentieth century, anything that could be meaningfully labeled a sweatshop for textile or apparel production ceased to operate on any widespread basis.
NEARLY 500 University of Warwick students have joined an online campaign to encourage their university to address its alleged links to sweatshops.
However, a rival group, Scholars Against Sweatshop Labor (SASL), circulated a letter pointing out that 'While this [the fact that MNC's pay more] is true, it does not speak to the situation in which most garments are produced throughout the world--which is by firms subcontracted by multinational corporations, not the MNCs themselves' (SASL, 2001).
It's a sweatshop factory where thousands of young women living in dorms -- 12 to a room -- made coffee pots, toasters and hair dryers for export sales to the U.
Where anti sweatshop NGOS face profound financial fragility, and where the power and resources of the retailers, their supply chains, and their political allies seem almost unlimited, the CCC has tried to engage retailers to cooperate with corporate social responsibility.
Dr Joanna Scurr, a world expert in breast movement, has joined forces with Sweatshop, the UK's largest independent running retailers, to launch the campaign.
Flesh & Blood So Cheap: The Triangle Fire and Its Legacy provides over 160 pages of information focusing on the destruction of a sweatshop in 1911, and is a fine pick for grades 4-6 studying American history and social issues.
The report focuses on the Junxingye sweatshop factory in southern China, which employs mostly young women paid 26.
NO COLLEGE PRESIDENT IN HIS right mind would want apparel bearing his school's logo made in a sweatshop.