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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 few stories to help catch everyone up. 1) With so much tech work being outsourced to India, it’s […]

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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Slave Labor and Asian Fisheries

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On November 29, 2015
Above: Slaves in the Thai fishing industry NestlĂ©, long one of the world’s most evil corporations, has finally admitted that much of its fish is procured through slave labor. Migrant workers toiling in Thailand’s seafood industry to supply global companies such as Nestle SA are subjected to hazardous, exploitative and degrading conditions in which some […]
If you buy southeast Asian seafood, which includes most of the shrimp in the frozen section of your grocery store, you are buying a product produced with slave labor. A six-month investigation has established that large numbers of men bought and sold like animals and held against their will on fishing boats off Thailand are […]
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On May 10, 1993, the Kader toy factory in the Nakhom Pathom province of Thailand, just outside of Bangkok, caught on fire, killing 188 workers, severely injuring over 500, and breaking the all-time death toll for a factory workplace, previously held by the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York in 1911. The largest workplace disaster […]
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