December 3, 2007

Sweatshop Crucifixes

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!
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.
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