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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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In response to an ultimately failed proposal by then-senator Tom Harkin (D-Iowa) to ban imports from countries where children work in sweatshops, Bangladeshi firms laid off 50,000 children, many of whom ended up in worse jobs or on the street.
Sweatshops in Nineteenth-Century Great Britain and the United States
The Sweatshop Free Warwick Uni campaign aims to encourage the university to sign up to the Workers' Rights Consortium (WRC) to ensure that all of its clothing is made under safe and fair conditions.
The NLC had identified four Guatemalan firms as sweatshops between 2006 and 2009.
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.
He also demonstrates the link between the emergence of sweatshops in America and the exploitation of workers abroad.
A new wave of campus activism against sweatshops is sweeping colleges across the country.
They discover the children there are forced to work in sweatshops by Bull soldiers and live under terrible conditions.
The members of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) know.
On December 9, the National Labor Committee for Worker and Human Rights and New York University students held a protest against WalMart's use of sweatshops.
Like the young king, many Americans also adopt this practice when they realize that real-life sweatshops have practices horrible enough to be relegated to the realm of nightmares.