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A Building Bridges Expose - How the U.S. Government Profits from Child Labor, Forced Overtime, Wage Violations, and Other Illegal, Dangerous and Inhumane Conditions
Ian Urbina, N.Y. Times investigatory reporter
Molly McGrath, International Campaigns Coordinator, AFL-CIO
Just as major brands and retailers buy from thousands of global suppliers who fail to comply with laws, protect workers and respect workers' rights, the federal government s system for purchasing goods and services has failed to ensure that workers who produce these goods in global supply chains do so free from danger and exploitation. From its workers uniforms, to clothes using the logo of its armed forces, to goods sold at large stores on military bases, the U.S. government is the buyer, brand owner or retailer of more than 1 billion dollars of clothes. Yet it pays virtually no attention to the conditions in the many thousands of workplaces around the world (and in the the U.S.) where the goods are made
produced by Ken Nash and Mimi Rosenberg
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