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Meet the New American Sweatshop

August 31, 2011

The activist group Cuentame has just released a new video that documents how the carwashes in the Los Angeles area are in many ways the new form of sweatshops in the USA.

The video was created to not only to raise awareness about this reality, but to get people in their own communities to investigate this issue. According to the Cuentame site:

“Carwash workers across the country are routinely abused, intimidated and exploited. They are subjected to obscene labor abuses and health hazardous conditions and often end up with severe kidney damage respiratory problems and nerve deterioration. Car wash workers are the face of the new American sweatshop.”

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