Subsidizing Sweatshops (July 2008)

How our tax dollars fund the race to the bottom,
and what cities and states can do

Subsidizing Sweatshops is the first report of its kind. By revealing severe human rights violations in factories that make public employee uniforms for the federal government, states, and local governments, the report shows how governments inadvertently use tax dollars to increase the downward pressure on labor rights, wages, and working conditions.

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Released July 1, 2008

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Companies Respond and We Reply 

We have received detailed responses from five companies and culled reactions from three other companies from a variety of media reports. This is our reply.

Released July 30, 2008: Download here (360KB)

National Media Release 

7/1/08: Tax dollars fund sweatshops, new study says
State and local governments pledge to end practice as momentum builds for ‘sweatfree’ purchasing

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