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FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, staff members work on the production line at the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, southern China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)
             FILE - In this May 26, 2010 file photo, staff members work on the production line at the Foxconn complex in the southern Chinese city of Shenzhen, southern China. (AP Photo/Kin Cheung, File)   

New sweatshop report implicates major U.S. companies in human rights abuses

new report last week from the Institute for Global Labour and Human Rights reveals a chilling portrait of sweatshop working conditions within VTech’s electronics factory in Guangdong, China. The company was shown in the report to be engaging in a sweeping list of labor and human rights violations while manufacturing cordless phones and other low-ticket electronics for US companies like AT&T, Motorola, and retail giant Walmart.

According to the report, the VTech factory’s 10,000 employees are made to work 12-15 hour days, including mandatory overtime that exceeds China’s legal limits by between 237 to 273 percent.

Full Story: Report on VTech sweatshop implicates AT&T, Motorola, and others in human rights abuses