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Sweatshops

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dave lynch

on 30 April 2010

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Sweatshops What is a sweatshop? low wages long hours By: Dave Lynch work in poor, dangerous, conditions poorly treated employees not allowed to speak not allowed to join trade unions Extreme exploitation No benefits any workplace where workers What is sweatloabor like? Laborers: work 60-80 hours a week
are harased
are forced into over time Why do they exist? To increase profits by driving down production cost Why are people against sweatshops? The enviornment they work in
The treament they encounter
The harrasment they endure when they try to better their lives when trying to form labor unions Pro Sweatshops They work there by choice
There isn't any better work for them
Better than having no employment at all
It drives down production costs
Who is uses sweatshops? United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS) National Mobilization Against Sweatshops (NMASS) News Article Work Cited http://www.stepin.org/index.php?id=sweatshops

http://www.dosomething.org/tipsandtools/background-sweatshops

http://www.nosweatapparel.com/resources/index.html

http://cornellsun.com/node/39250

http://help.com/post/139809-what-stores-use-sweatshops

http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ms-investigates-sweatshop-allegations http://www.eurogamer.net/articles/ms-investigates-sweatshop-allegations Microsoft has been accused of using sweatshops to produce some of their products

People were: as young as 14 years old
working up to 15 hour shifts seven days a week
and earning 52 cents an hour
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