Wal-Mart Watch Reports-Wal-Mart’s use of sweatshop labor in developing countries has been well documented, but what about the use of slave labor inside their U.S. stores?
A recent investigation in York, Pennsylvania has turned up a case of forced labor occurring right inside a Wal-Mart store. According to the report, two Vietnamese women were brought from Vietnam to work without compensation in a DaVi salon located inside the Wal-Mart store at the West Manchester mall.
In the seemingly unregulated borders of a Wal-Mart store, almost anything can happen:
At a Wal-Mart supercenter in Jinling, China, sales promotion employees were being forced to work 365 days a year with little or no rest. Those who took time off work were “severely reprimanded”.
Wal-Mart’s low prices come at the cost of human rights and human dignity. Wal-Mart has a responsibility to its employees and its customers to ensure a fair and safe working environment for all workers at all stages of the supply chain. For more on the Wal-Mart’s labor abuses click here.