Most people think that sweatshops are from an era gone-by, a page out of our history books. We think that sweatshops were phased out by child labor laws. Or we picture sweatshops in the overseas garment industry. The truth is that sweatshops are still rampant in the U.S. American companies are still guilty of exploiting workers, especially those who are most vulnerable. Check out this (not-so-recent, but still relevant) study on sweatshops in Chicago to learn more.
-Kelly Reed, Chicago Co-City Director