---------- FashionFirstLunchLater: Sweatshop Bust

Thursday, July 24, 2008

Sweatshop Bust

WWD reports, “A handful of the industry’s largest brands and retailers on Wednesday became ensnared in a scandal of an alleged sweatshop factory in Queens that overworked and underpaid its workers.An investigation conducted by the New York State Department of Labor uncovered significant labor violations at two factories manufacturing garments for Macy’s, Gap, Banana Republic, Express, Victoria’s Secret, Limited and Coldwater Creek.Jin Shun Inc., a garment contractor operating out of Queens, is alleged to have underpaid more than 100 mostly immigrant workers by nearly $3 million in minimum wage and overtime pay.”