Jennifer Loves Sweatshops? Young Activists Blast Starlet
Anti-Sweatshop Activists Accuse Hanes of Abusive and Exploitative Labor Practices
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Since last year, groups including United Students Against Sweatshops and the Worker Rights Consortium have pushed for Hewitt to take a stand against the alleged unfair and abusive labor practices by Hanesbrands managers at its factory in the Dominican Republic. In response, they contacted Hanesbrands, and “were advised. . . that the claims of the student unions were unwarranted, without merit and were being resolved” by talking with the Dominican workers, according to Hewitt’s lawyer, Robert Wallerstein.
Now USAS, whose members are college and university students, has posted a website attacking the star of CBS’ “Ghost Whisperer,” http://www.JenniferLovesSweatshops.com. WRC, which has also pushed for Hewitt to take action, denies any involvement in the site. ABC News