2012-10-01 20:58:07

Labor advocates call on Mexican government to protect guest workers at Walmart suppliers

Workers rights advocates and labor leaders from the US are in Mexico to call on the government to step up efforts to prevent forced labor in Walmart’s US supply chain. In June, Mexican guest workers exposed poor conditions at a Walmart seafood supplier in Louisiana. Workers said they were forced to work 24-hour shifts and were threatened with beatings. In response, Walmart suspended ties to the supplier, pending an internal investigation.

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