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    :: Monday, December 03, 2007 ::

    Recall shines harsh spotlight on what 'made in the USA' really means - By Betsy Sandberg, NYSUT.org, NY
    The U.S. must insist that American companies not exploit workers even if they work in foreign lands," Lubin said.

    "We have to demand," he said, "that products sold in the USA be made by workers — wherever they are in the world — who are paid a decent wage and who are shown the respect we demand in the workplace."

    While the problem will require action at the federal level — changing trade policies and increasing regulations on imports, Paulin noted — there is something union brothers and sisters can do right now: shop union-made.

    "It's the only way you'll know that products weren't made by prison labor, child labor or terrorized workers," Paulin said. "Somebody is getting rich off our babies and they are threatening not just our jobs but our families' lives."
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