Charles Kernaghan of the National Labor Committee is a dedicated, passionate advocate for thousands of children and young women who sew our clothes in sweatshops in Central America, China or Bangladesh. What are the working conditions and how can we make a difference? (45 minutes 1998)
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The National Labor Committee, directed by Charles Kernaghan, is a cross between a social justice think tank and a detective agency. Kernaghan has brought the issue of sweatshops, child labor, and corporate accountability into the public eye. He testified before Congress about a Honduran factory where 13 to 15-year olds were forced to work under abusive conditions sewing Kathy Lee Wal Mart pants for 31 cents an hour. 50 minutes
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While in New York for the United Nations meeting in early September, I paid an unannounced visit to the National Labor Committee’s small offices. I walked into an emergency meeting of college students with the NLC’s charismatic and energetic director Charles Kernaghan. One of the major sweatshop contractors, sewing clothes for Kohl’s, J.C. Penney, Kmart and Wal-Mart in Nicaragua’s maquiladora, had just fired 600 union workers. This is the story of the fight back of the Nicaraguan workers and their appeal for help from US consumers who are paying $30 for a pair of jeans that they earn just 20 cents to sew.
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