Saturday, March 24, 2007


My friend Tom emailed me a link to this article, which talks about Wal-Mart's exploitation of workers in the Philippines... but also notes a sinister Korean connection:

For the first time, the Philippines figures in the growing list of Wal-Mart’s social responsibility critics.

Wal-Mart, the world’s biggest retailer, does not have an outlet in the Philippines but has several suppliers based all over the country. One of them is Chong Won Fashion, Inc. (lately renamed C. Woo), a Korean-owned garments company which makes ladies shirts in its factory at the Cavite Export Processing Zone. Chong Won’s workers have formed a union that has accused officials of the Korean firm of harassing their employees.

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