Facts about sweatshops

Posted: April 20, 2011 in Uncategorized

-Companies try to use cheap labor to make more profit.

-workers often work long for very low payment. (14-16hours a day) (80hours per week)

-Workers mostly volunteer to work in sweatshops because there are no limits to academic ability. (Poor people often volunteer)

-people try to use cheap labor in order to make more profit. If they use children or teenagers, they hardly need to pay them.

-Owners treat their workers badly, workers work in bad conditions.

-The owners somehow say they pay the workers but in reality, they don’t

-Competition among companies decreases price of products which decreases the workers payment as well.

-Sweatshops are workplaces where workers rights are not respected.

-Abercrombie & Fitch, Gymboree, Hanes, Ikea, Kohl’s, LL Bean, Pier 1 Imports, Propper International, Walmart use sweatshops

-Gymboree, Hanes, and LL Bean’s cotton is all picked using forced child labor in Uzbekistan when they should be going to school

-25 companies boycotted Uzbek cotton until the government ends their abusive labor practices but the above companies have not concretely addressed this problem yet

-In contrast to popular belief, sweatshops exist in every country of the world, including large, developed countries like the United States

-Abercrombie & Fitch use different sweatshops throughout Southeastern Asia. Because they do not have one set supplier, they cannot be sure what the factories’ working conditions are like.

-Nike has started to improve their working conditions, but this is still in its early stages

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