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Recycling is simply broken. This story of what happens to workers “recycling” computers shipped to Thailand is telling of the many problems with the system. Crouched on the ground in a dimly lit factory, the women picked through the discarded innards of the modern world: batteries, circuit boards and bundles of wires. They broke down […]

Labor Notes

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On July 7, 2017

Because of being so immersed in the horribleness of daily politics, I haven’t really been doing enough labor blogging of late. This is bad on my part and I need to get back to it. Here’s a

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Yet another way to celebrate American awesomeness today before you blow off your fingers and, even worse, put ketchup on your hot dogs, is to remember how we rely on global slavery and other forms of labor exploitation to make the products we use everyday, probably including what you are wearing right now, your fireworks, […]

Shrimp and Slavery

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On January 10, 2016

Your monthly LGM reminder that if you buy shrimp from supermarkets, you probably are buying a product produced by slaves: Every morning at 2 a.m., they heard a kick on the door and a threat: Get up or

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Yesterday I talked about the California bill for a meaningful wage theft law. On this particular issue, the problem is not Walmart or McDonald’s. The problem are employers who rely on immigrant labor who don’t have an easy ability to speak out about their exploitation. But in these industries, especially the apparel sweatshops of Los […]
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