Report from the Global Factory
More and more U.S.-based corporations are “outsourcing” their production. The new sites of the global factory are in Indonesia, Bangladesh, Haiti, El Salvador and Mexico. Clothing, shoes, toys and sporting goods are often made by youngsters working in sweatshops, where wages are inadequate, hours are long and working conditions endanger safety and health. In this compelling and amusing presentation, Charlie Kernaghan spoke to a group of trade union leaders from the U.S., Canada, Australia and Japan at Harvard.
Recorded at Harvard.
Charlie Kernaghan was the executive director of the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights, formerly known as the National Labor Committee in Support of Human and Worker Rights. He was known for speaking out against sweatshops, corporate greed and the poor living and working conditions of workers around the world. The New York Times called him “the labor movement’s mouse that roared.” He died in 2022.