Definition of sweatshop
: a shop or factory in which employees work for long hours at low wages and under unhealthy conditions
Recent Examples of sweatshop from the Web
Once castigated for sweatshops, Foxconn these days is one of Asia's most vocal enthusiasts of replacing humans with robots.
Brown is at pains to note that the sweatshop manager Frank, played with passion and ferment by Patrick Andrews, is far from a perfect man.
Their presence at the gathering synonymous with China’s rise as the world’s manufacturing powerhouse illustrates the nation’s shift from sweatshops producing cheap jeans and towels toward branded goods with better design and quality.
Produced in cooperation with the brand Uniform—which sells stylish basics manufactured in child labor-free, sweatshop-free factories throughout Africa—
There are scenes in a sweatshop, scenes in the street in the Lower East Side of New York, scenes with Tammany Hall politicians, scenes inside a tenement.
And, in the nineties, Nike faced a boycott over its reliance on sweatshop labor.
Over one million Syrian children live in Turkey, and thousands of them, like Ahmad, are in sweatshops, factories or vegetable fields instead of in a classroom, members of a lost generation who have been robbed of their youth by war.
After the sweatshop scandal of the 1990s, which included charges of poor labor conditions and abuses at Asian factories where Nike had outsourced production, the company restructured and has placed sustainability at the core of its identity.
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Definition of sweatshop for English Language Learners
: a place where people work long hours for low pay in poor conditions
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