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Women in a Sweat Shop
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"What is a SWEATSHOP?"

*"A sweatshop is a factory where workers are forced to work with low wages, no benefits, long hours, cramped and unsanitary conditions."*

"Why Dont The Employees Leave?"

Employees will not leave because they are to scared to leave. They have probably gotten beaten, raped, or assault by their employers. Employers do this so that they scare their employees into staying.

"Where can you find SWEATSHOPS?"

You can find sweatshops in...
 
Bangladesh, Burma, Cambodia, China, Colombia, Dominican Republic, El Salvador, Guatemala, Hati, Honduras, India, Indonesia, Jamaica, Macau, Malaysia, Mexico, Nicaragua, Oman, Pakistan, Peru, Philippines, Romania, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Turkey, and Vietnam

"Who works in a SWEATSHOP?"

The employers of a sweatshop usally will hire the children first. For the simple fact that they can pay the children less then they can adults.

"Do Employees get paid good or any benefits?

These employees are far from being paid good. They DO NOT even get paid enough to survive on. They also do not get the right to form unions and do not get any benefits. *These people are basicly slaves, they are scared into staying, they are paid very, very low wages or nothing at all, and are denied basic benefits and worker's rights(in some cases human rights too).*

"Who uses SWEATSHOPS?"

The users of sweatshops are...

Nike, Phillips-Van Heusen, Disney, Guess?, The Gap, Banana Republic, Old Navy, Tommy Hilfiger, Reebok, Levi Straus, Liz Caliborne, Ralph Lauren, Mattel, Wal-Mart, Roohsing(Hong Kong clothing company), Kohl's