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July 24th, 2008 | Natasha

Sweatshop In Queens Produced Clothes For Macy’s, the Gap, Banana Republic, Urban Apparel, and Victoria’s Secret

New York Labor officials are bringing their case against Jin Shun, a clothing factory in Queens, New York that employed Chinese immigrants.

Inspectors say the company cheated its workers out of more than $5 million in pay;. The company instructed instructed workers to lie to state inspectors;. Employees were required to work 6 and 7 day workweeks, and  sometimes for up to 120 days at a time;. Employees weren’t paid  overtime or minimum wage. The company kept two sets of timecards to fake-out inspectors.

Macy’s says they’re “very concerned” about the case and are investigating it, the Gap says they’re cooperating with authorities, and Victoria’s Secret says they have a “zero tolerance policy” for factories that are unwilling to work with them to achieve compliance.

Makes me wonder… If these companies really did have a “zero tolerance pölicy” then why were these factories not investigated in the first place and in person.  It’s not like these factories were in some remote part of the world.

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    July 29th, 2008 at 2:18 pm

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