Today young, mostly female workers in Bangladesh, a Muslim country that is the fourth-largest garment producer

May 9, 2015

Today young, mostly female workers in Bangladesh, a Muslim country that is the fourth-largest garment producer for the United States market, are paid an average of 1.6 cents for each baseball cap with a Harvard logo that they sew. The caps retail at the Harvard bookstore for $17, which means the garment workers, who often are younger than the Harvard students, are being paid a tenth of 1 percent of the cap's price in the market.

 

Source: Charles Kernaghan, Director of the National Labor Committee and Tom Hayden, former California state senator, "Pennies an Hour and No Way Up," The New York Times, Op Ed, 7/6/02.

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