Walt Disney and the Science of Exploitation..
What is it like to work in haitian factory sewing Disney children's clothing for export and sale in the U.S.?
Your pay is 28 cents an hour... a starvation wage, which forces you and your family to survive on credit, like indentured servants.You cannot afford to purchase milk or medicine for your children. At work you are screamed at to sew faster, you are humiliated and treated like dirt. At night you go home to a crowded one-room shack without running water or a toilet. You and your family go to bed hungry.
If you try to defend yourself, you are fired. If you try to organized, you are fired. If you speak out, you are fired. You are trapped.
A Haitian worker earns only 7 cents for every pair of Disney Pocahontas pajamas she sews, which sell in Wal-Mart for $11.97. These wages amount to one-half of one percent of the sales price of the garment!
The Haitian people need job, but they want jobs with justice.