Slacker’s Syllabus: Garment Workers’ Rights

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How often do you think about where your clothes come from?

The United States’ garment industry is worth a whopping $2.4 trillion.

The clothes and shoes are produced around the world, with the majority of exports coming from China, Bangladesh, Vietnam, and India.

Yet, garment workers worldwide are often exploited and denied the fruits of their labor.

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Unsafe working conditions are common.

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Garment workers often work in areas without ventilation, where they may inhale toxic chemicals, fiber dust, and more.

85% of garment workers don’t earn a minimum wage, and 10-14 hour days with forced overtime are typical.

This leads to a shocking amount of injuries.