Friday, March 25, 2011

Sweatshops

sweating, n. 2. b. spec. (a) The practice of doing piece-work overtime; (b) the practice of exacting hard work from employees for low wages, esp. under a middleman by sub-contract. (See sweat v. 5c, 6b)

[OED]

As you probably know, today is the 100th anniversary of the Triangle Fire, which happened just down the street from where I work. Unfortunately, those conditions are still with us...

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