"Why Are Your Clothes So Cheap?"
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a garment worker is someone who works in a factory or shop making clothes.
a developing country is one in which most of the people are poor and work on farms. Poor sanitation, hunger, and lack of education are among the challenges people in developing countries often face.
a sweatshop is a shop or factory where people work long hours for low pay under unpleasant and often dangerous conditions.
working conditions refer to how safe a workplace or job is, the number of hours people work and how many breaks they get, how physically challenging a job is, how stressful a job is, and the way people are treated by their employer and co-workers.
the minimum is the lowest or smallest amount that is possible or acceptable. A wage is a payment someone receives for doing work. A minimum wage is the lowest wage, or payment, that a worker is allowed to be given according some law, rule, or other agreement.
a union is the uniting, or bringing together, of two or more things. A labor union is an organization of workers formed to protect its members - to make sure they are paid fairly and work under good conditions.
strike can mean "to hit or attack someone of something." Strike can also mean "to refuse to work because of a disagreement with an employer, usually over pay or working conditions."
is an activist who works to improve the way workers are treated.
(n) is a formal written request that is given to someone in charge. People create petitions for all kinds of things, from changing a law to stopping construction that has been proposed. These are documents that are signed by a lot of people to show that many people want the thing that is being asked for.
refers to the whole network of individuals, organizations, resources, activities, and technology involved in creating a product and getting it to the customer.
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