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Many of us thought slavery was a thing of the past. But from the way I see it, sweat shops arent that much different.
“I spend all day on my feet, working with hot vapor that usually burns my skin, and by the end of the day, my arms and shoulders are in pain,” Alvaro Saavedra Anzures, a Mexican worker, said to the Global Exchange. “We have to meet the quota of 1,000 pieces per day. That translates to more than a piece every minute. The quota is so high that we cannot even go to the bathroom or drink water or anything for the whole day without risking our jobs.”
NIKE; in El Salvador women work all day for 4.80.
The countries with sweatshops are better because of them.. But does that make it ok to treat the people like slaves?
Gap, Forever 21, Old Navy, Target, K-Mart, Wal-Mart, Sears and J.C. Penney
Dont boycott completely, just be a little more aware.
Thirteen hours a day, six days a week – sometimes seven
Wal-mart, K-Mart, J.C. Penney;
Tommy Hilfiger, the Gap, Banana Republic. Old Navy, Fruit of the Loom;
Ann Taylor, Esprit, The Limited, Guess, Victorias Secret;
Nike, Reebok, Adidas;
Aztek, Apple, IBM;
Zenith, Panasonic, General Electric;