Exploited Chinese Elves: Making Toys For Capitalist Santa Claus

“Tis the season to be jolly”? Well, not for Chinese workers who, on average are working 68 hours per week. They regularly work 11 hour days, 6 days a week for Disney, Mattel and McDonald’s. We wonder if next year, with the Trump administration, we will have happy elves working right here in the US under the same conditions.

Read in The Guardian

Photograph: Gethin Chamberlain/China Labor Watch

About Barbara MacLean

Barbara MacLean has worked as an academic and career counselor at California State University, East Bay (CSUEB), Merritt and West Valley Colleges and as a career counselor and manager of the Oakland One Stop Career Center, a public career and jobs center in partnership with EDD. She is a co-founder and editor of Planning Beyond Capitalism.

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