Where are their sweatshops located?
Disney has sweatshops in Haiti and China.
What products are made in these sweatshops?
Sweatshops owned by Disney produce toys.
What are the conditions of workers in these sweatshops?
Workers in Haiti are paid an average of 0.30$ an hour. While in China, the average pay is 1$ an hour. These workers are not only paid low wages, but also have poor working conditions.
Did the company respond to accusations that they use sweatshops?
Walt Disney said it hired someone to investigate claims that its Chinese contractors pay workers below minimum wage.
Does Disney still use sweatshops?
It is unknown whether Disney still uses sweatshops
How did the Industrial Revolution affect working conditions today?
The Industrial Revolution increased conditions for factory workers. The Factory Acts improved conditions for children working in factories.
What solutions/alternatives are there to sweatshops?
A solution would to not allow corporations to have factories outside the United States. An alternative to sweatshops would to be opening factories in America.
What did you learn?
I learned that a company who makes toys and movies for children, mistreats children in other countries to maximize profit. Disney isn't as child friendly as I thought.
As an American consumer, are you now more concerned with how the products you buy are made? Why or why not?
No. It doesnt really affect me. The only thing I'm worried about is the quality of the product. I have never thought about it when buying something, and that probably won't change.
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