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Sweatshops in Haiti

December 13, 1996
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Barbara Briggs

Representative of National Labor Committee

Disney workers in Haiti are underpaid, overworked, and not allowed to organize under the Presidency of Rene Preval. Yonique, a Haitian woman who is an organizer of Disney laborers is interviewed on the Disney workplace in Haiti. Via previous investigation of Disney by Amy Goodman, it is submitted that the point of view of Disney is that the company does not directly employ the workers in Haiti, and that the workers are subcontracted by another company that Disney claims to have no influence over. LD Myles, HH Cutler, and Waterbury Garment Corporation are among the Disney subcontractors that are discussed. Barbara Briggs, a producer of the video titled "Mickey Mouse Goes to Haiti", and a representative of the National Labor Committee speaks about international action being taken against Disney with regards to workers Disney indirectly employs in Haiti. Children across the US write to Disney to illustrate the effect of what happens when the labor situation in Haiti is brought to the attention of Disney’s target audience.

Segment Subjects (keywords for the segment): Sweatshop, Disney, Haiti


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