Friday, June 17, 2005

wal-mart on dateline tonight June 17

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Tonight at 8:00 p.m. ET NBC Dateline will air an in-depth, undercover investigation of sweatshop production in Bangladesh for major U.S. retailers like Wal-Mart. The National Labor Committee worked with NBC Dateline on this investigation.

Young women in Bangladesh are forced to work 14 hours a day, often seven days a week for wages as low as 13 cents an hour, leaving them trapped in inhuman living conditions. The workers are paid just 10 cents for every Wal-Mart shirt they sew.

If Wal-Mart and the other giant retailers would pay just 37 cents an hour, these women could climb out of misery and at least into poverty--which is their goal.

The National Labor Committee is launching a campaign calling upon Wal-Mart to pay 20 cents more per garment. to read more and participate in the campaign.
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