What is a Sweatshop

What is a Sweatshop

What is a Sweatshop?

Definition: A factory or workshop, especially in the clothing industry, where workers are employed at very low wages, for long hours and/or very poor conditions.

  • A Sweatshop is defined by the US Department of Labor as a factory that violates 2 or more labor laws.
  • In developing countries, an estimated 168 milion children ages 5 to 14 are forced to work
  • There are Sweatshops in the US, many labor violations slip under the radar of the US Department of Labor