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Workers endured long hours, low pay at Chinese factory used by Ivanka Trumpís clothing-maker

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Workers at a factory in China used by the company that makes clothing for Ivanka Trumpís fashion line and other brands worked nearly 60 hours a week to earn wages of little more than $62 a week, according to a factory audit released Monday. Inspectors with the Fair Labor Association, an industry monitoring group whose members include Apple and Nike, found two dozen violations of international labor standards during a two-day tour of the factory in October, saying in a report that workers faced daunting hours, high turnover, and pay near or below Chinaís minimum wage. The inspection offers a rare look at the working conditions of the global manufacturing machine that helped make Trumpís fashion brand a multimillion-dollar business. Trumpís company declined to comment on the factory inspection. Messages left with G-III were not returned. The clothing line licensed by President Trumpís private business is also almost entirely made in foreign factories. Trump last week signed an executive order that he said would push the government to ďaggressively promote and use American-made goods and to ensure that American labor is hired to do the job.Ē

Workers at the G-III factory in China were required to work 57 hours a week ďon a regular basisĒ to hit production targets, inspectors found. Though Chinese law sets the limit for overtime at 36 hours per month, workers in all of the factoryís departments exceeded that limit, working up to 82 hours of overtime a month between September 2015 and August 2016. The factoryís workers made between 1,879 and 2,088 yuan a month, or roughly $255 to $283, which would be below minimum wage in some parts of China. The average manufacturing employee in urban China made twice as much money as the factoryís workers, or roughly 4,280 yuan a month, according to national data from 2014. Fewer than a third of the factoryís workers were offered legally mandated coverage under Chinaís ďsocial insuranceĒ benefits, including a pension and medical, maternity, unemployment and work-related injury insurance, inspectors found. The factory also did not contribute, as legally required, to a fund designed to help workers afford housing, inspectors said. Workers earned five days of leave a year, though a small fraction of experienced employees were eligible for more. The factory did not have a union, inspectors said, and the workersí lone representative was a factory appointee. Inspectors also cited the factory for a number of workplace safety concerns. The factory, which began operating in 1992, had also never sought an assessment of occupational disease hazards like those common among workers dealing with repetitive tasks and harsh chemicals.
Yes, this is the same Ivanka Trump who publicly champions her father's ďbuy American, hire AmericanĒ agenda. She also has a new book coming out next week entitled: ďWomen Who WorkĒ. (You can't make this stuff up)

Out of the public eye, Ivanka has her fashion clothing fabricated in SE Asian sweatshops by laborers toiling 12 hours a day for bare subsistence wages. The scary aspect here is that this greedy and avaricious creature is regarded as Trumps "social conscience".
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Check the labels on your Wal-Mart shirts, socks and underpants. Most likely made under the same conditions.

Doesn't make it right, but it doesn't make Ivanka or any other clothing retailer wrong. If anything it makes the American Consumer the villain. We are the ones who insist on low prices.
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ALL stuff that comes from China is made by workers who endure long hours and low pay. Why single Ivanka out?
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ALL stuff that comes from China is made by workers who endure long hours and low pay. Why single Ivanka out?
Because they hate her father, nothing more......
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B-b-b-but! wha!

Ivanka is excused because I like her daddy's politics!
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