Send Bangladeshi Child Workers Back to School
Bangladeshi garment plant Harvest Rich employed roughly 200 to 300 children to sew clothes for Puma, JCPenney, Wal-Mart and Hanes. In October 2006, the National Labor Committee reported children being beaten, suffering from exhaustion, working mandatory 12 to 14 hour days, and being paid as little as 6½ cents an hour. Harvest Rich fired more than 100 child workers following the publication of NLC's report and threatened to fire any workers found cooperating with the investigation of labor conditions. NLC is demanding US companies sourcing from the factory to supply each fired child worker with a monthly stipend to ease strain on their families and cover essential school expenses for textbooks, supplies, uniforms and shoes so the children may return to school. Read NLC's report to learn more details of the factory. Click on the URL below to take action in support of Bangladeshi Child workers.
Campaign URL: www.nlcnet.org/article.php?id=189