Overseas Sweatshop Abuses, Their Impact on U.S. Workers, and the Need for Anti-Sweatshop Legislation

February 14, 2007

253 SR
The Subcommittee will examine the working conditions in developing countries and the impact on the U.S. economy of importing goods produced in sweatshops.


Witness Panel 1

  • Betty Fuentes

    Columbian flower plantation worker and labor activist
  • Sheikh Nazma

    former Bangladeshi garment worker and labor activist

Witness Panel 2

  • David Socolow

    New Jersey Department of Labor & Workforce Development
  • William Jones

    Cummins-Allison Corp.
  • James English

    on behalf of Leo Gerard
    United Steelworkers
  • Charles Kernaghan

    Executive Director
    National Labor Committee
  • Daniel Griswold

    Director, Center for Trade Policy Studies
    Cato Institute
  • Steven Jesseph

    President and CEO, Coast Guard Systems
    Worldwide Responsible Apparel Production