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sweatshop:

see sweating systemsweating system,
method of exploiting labor by supplying materials to workers and paying by the piece (see piecework) for work done on those materials in the workers' homes or in small workshops (sweatshops).
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It is a strategy with much more potential for synergies between unions and NGOs, and between workers in the global North and South, than the earlier iteration of the anti-sweatshop movement.
In the textile and apparel industry, though some firms have had codes at various levels of enforcement for decades, significant diffusion of industry-wide codes of conduct did not occur until the rise of the anti-sweatshop movement in the 1990s.
Many expect this to be another exciting chapter of the student-labor alliance during the anti-sweatshop movement.
Do the trade union and anti-sweatshop movements care if small and medium-sized cotton farmers are swindled by large corporations who pay them next to nothing for their crops?
But now in the student anti-sweatshop movement, most of the talk is about the rights of workers around the world to form unions.
It is precisely in this sense that the student anti-sweatshop movement has the potential to open up something beyond the moderate (or "reformist") reforms discussed by Isaac.
The HERE Immigrant Workers Freedom Ride brought together activists of every stripe, and UNITE is largely responsible for developing the anti-sweatshop movement in the U.
These first chapters function to ground the later analysis in the first-person testimonials of workers involved in the anti-sweatshop movement.
I propose to do this by examining the impact of the current anti-sweatshop movement on the constitution of apparel manufacturers and retailers as moral agents.
Even Nike, the archenemy of the anti-sweatshop movement, has at last agreed to labour-monitoring of its Third World factories.
The anti-sweatshop movement began to take shape and sweep across U.
Kohl's is a great campaign for students in the international community because there have been such gross violations in Nicaragua in the free trade zones," says Peter Romer-Friedman, an economics student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and a leader in the anti-sweatshop movement.

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