AMERICAN SAMOA: JC Penney Supplier Seriously Abused Workers
Workers at a factory supplying apparel to US retailer JC Penney were systematically abused, starved and beaten, an investigation by the US Labor Department has revealed. The report, dated December 14 and leaked to the New York Times this week, investigated the Daewoosa plant in American Samoa, a Pacific territory where most US labour standards are supposed to apply. The factory employed around 300 workers, many of them women from Vietnam.
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