Tell Wal-Mart: Zero Tolerance on Child Labor

Wal-Mart has repeatedly violated U.S. child labor laws and profited from overseas child labor abuses.

A recent investigation revealed children, some only 11 years old, were making Wal-Mart clothes in a Bangladesh factory. The children report being routinely slapped and beaten, forced to work 12 to 14 hours a day, often seven days a week, for wages as low as 6 and a half cents an hour.

In the United States, Wal-Mart's own internal audit found 1,371 instances in which minors worked too late at night, during school hours, or too many hours in a day. It also found 60,767 instances of workers missing breaks and 15,705 instances where employees were forced to work and miss meal times.

Despite all of this, Wal-Mart refuses to adopt a zero tolerance policy on child labor! Our children deserve better from Wal-Mart. This holiday season, tell Wal-Mart to adopt a zero tolerance policy on child labor.

Dear Lee Scott,

I am deeply disturbed to find out that Wal-Mart has repeatedly violated U.S. child labor laws and profited from overseas child labor abuses.

[your comment here]

The following facts are unacceptable:


  • In the United States, Wal-Mart's own internal audit found "extensive violations" of child-labor laws and state regulations.

  • The audit of one week’s time clock records found 1,371 instances in which minors worked too late at night, during school hours, or too many hours in a day. It also found 60,767 instances of workers missing breaks and 15,705 instances where employees were forced to work and miss meal times.

  • A recent investigation revealed children, some only 11 years old, were making Wal-Mart clothes in a Bangladesh factory. The children report being routinely slapped and beaten, forced to work 12 to 14 hours a day, often seven days a week, for wages as low as 6 and a half cents an hour.


How can Wal-Mart do this to children? As a Wal-Mart shopper, I demand that you adopt a zero tolerance policy on child labor.

Sincerely,

[your name]
[your address]
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