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Title: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Barry Hufker on December 18, 2010, 10:43:56 am
Some of these are very basic items so I'm not sure what one does about this.

 http://www.huffingtonpost.com/2010/12/18/child-labor-product s_n_798601.html#s210960

Barry
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Tidewater on December 18, 2010, 10:49:58 am
-yawn-

Neve 500 series modules
Quarter Pounders
Modern Ethics
Chrysler
Public Opinion

What ISN'T made by forced or child labor? Oh! Katy Perry pictures!
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Nick Sevilla on December 18, 2010, 05:27:38 pm
Unfortunately there is very little to do.

Most of the produced items get bundled in with others made without forced or child labor, and then get exported to other countries.

This is not like a "sweat shop" where you can pinpoint a manufacturer.

I really would like to see though, our department of Labor, focusing on US jobs. THAT we can pinpoint easily enough.

And I do not like it at all that every caption does not include "U.S." before "Department Of Labor"

I wonder what those countries Dpt of Labor have to say about this report? It might be inaccurate. Not completely, but perhaps slightly exaggerated. Not that any of our Government departments ever exaggerate anything... Wink

Cheers
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Bill_Urick on December 18, 2010, 10:43:40 pm
Angola, Argentina, Bangladesh, Brazil, Burkina Faso, Cameroon, China, Ecuador, Ghana, Guatemala, Jordan, Kyrgyz Republic, Malaysia, Mexico, Nigeria, Pakistan, Thailand, Uganda, Ukraine, Zambia.

All countries listed in the HP article that just happen to be members of the UN Human Rights Council.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Tidewater on December 19, 2010, 07:24:56 am
Exactly why I shrug and joke about human tragedy. It's just my complete pessimist pokin' out like a turtle head.

Any one of us could make such a better World. Look at them.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Bill_Urick on December 19, 2010, 07:47:59 am
The other thing that bothers me about this is the USA isn't listed at all.

Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Nick Sevilla on December 19, 2010, 01:52:58 pm
Bill_Urick wrote on Sun, 19 December 2010 04:47

The other thing that bothers me about this is the USA isn't listed at all.




That is because it is the US Department of Labor making these "reports"

All to make us look good, feel good, and think that this sort of thing "never" happens in our Great Country.

Crock of horse%$!t.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Podgorny on December 19, 2010, 04:06:47 pm
Kids today are lazy.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Barry Hufker on December 19, 2010, 04:58:17 pm
That's why we beat them.


Barry

Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Tidewater on December 19, 2010, 08:30:20 pm
I outsource the beating.

Outsourcing
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: YZ on December 20, 2010, 03:55:47 pm
Curiously absent from the US DOL documents is the oil (petroleum) produced with forced labor in several middle-eastern countries.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Barry Hufker on December 20, 2010, 05:31:56 pm
That's exactly why I sold my oil stock 25 years ago.  One of the stockholder meeting items was the use of slave labor in Russia.

No kidding.

Barry

Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Hallams on December 20, 2010, 05:46:19 pm
Barry Hufker wrote on Tue, 21 December 2010 09:31

That's exactly why I sold my oil stock 25 years ago.  One of the stockholder meeting items was the use of slave labor in Russia.

No kidding.

Barry



Shareholder activism........we should see more of it.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Tomas Danko on December 21, 2010, 07:39:54 am
I don't like child labor.

Children have very little or no sense and feeling for quality.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: KB_S1 on December 21, 2010, 07:49:49 am
Tomas Danko wrote on Tue, 21 December 2010 12:39

I don't like child labor.

Children have very little or no sense and feeling for quality.


They fit round the back of mixing desks much better though and those little fingers can access annoying connectors so much better.

BBC made a decent attempt at exposing with context some of the issues in a series called 'The true cost of.....'. There were different episodes for different products.
The one I saw was showing the cheap clothes workers.
Pretty horrific conditions in what were considered official and regulated factories.
Title: Re: 13 Products Made By Child Labor or Forced Labor
Post by: Tidewater on December 21, 2010, 08:07:05 am
Tomas Danko wrote on Tue, 21 December 2010 07:39

I don't like child labor.

Children have very little or no sense and feeling for quality.



No. Those kids aren't allowed to eat. These kids we are talking about really know QC.