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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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Thousands of men and women - many of them illegal immigrants in terror of deportation - are slaving away in sweat-shops seven days a week.
Most unions bank at the Co-op because it won't invest in arms companies or firms that use sweat-shops.
When multinational sportswear companies (who would be better advised to address the wages they pay in Third World sweat-shops) get involved in moral campaigns they do so for one reason.