With Christmas just over a month away a new report by the National Labor Committee accuses US-based Christian retailers and churches of selling crucifixes made under sweatshop conditions in China. The labor rights watchdog announced Tuesday that the crucifixes were made by young women working 14- to 25-hour shifts for less than half of China’s legal minimum wage. The report implicated the New York City-based St. Patrick’s Cathedral and Trinity Church, and, at the national level, the $4.63 billion dollar Association for Christian Retail.Tags: National Labor Committee, Christian, church, crucifix, China, sweatshops, Democracy Now, Christmas, labor, sweatshop
December 3, 2007
A new report issued by the National Labor Committee (NLC) accuses Christian retailers and churches in the United States of selling crucifixes produced by Chinese sweatshops. From Democracy Now!
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