Institute for Justice and Democracy in Haiti

Jobs and Justice: Raising the Floor on Worker Rights and Wages in Haiti

by Beverly Bell, Alexis Erkert, and Deepa Panchang, Daily Kos May 23, 2013  Over the past few weeks in this article series, we’ve heard firsthand from Haitian garment workers about low wages, sexual abuse, labor rights violations, and work-related injuries they suffered in sweatshops. Meanwhile, the world has watched the death toll in last month’s factory collapse in Bangladesh creep to above 1,100. Global activists have joined the calls of protesting workers, ramping up pressure on clothing retailers against the regular mistreatment and deaths of workers. Slowly, the public is realizing that exploitation within the garment assembly industry is not the exception, it’s the rule. Today, we take a deep dive into the economics of this sector in Haiti to look at how it has come to be, and at what alternative pathways might look like. In discussions among foreigners […]

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