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Inside the sweltering Disney factory

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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:22 PM
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Dark truth of Disney's Frozen fairy tale: Inside the sweltering factory where workers make £25 Elsa and Anna toys for £5 a day

-Workers toil 11 hours a day and six days a week making Frozen toys for Disney at a factory in southern China
- These employees earn a basic pay of £5.30 a day, one-tenth of the cost of a peak ticket to Shanghai Disneyland
- To make ends meet, they work 100 hours' overtime a month - three times China's legal maximum of 36 hours
- Workers sleep up to 12 in small dormitory rooms with no air conditioning despite stifling summer temperatures
- Second Disney theme park in China will open on June 16 with the world's largest castle and fancy food menus

What is your opinion about these working conditions for workers? Usually large corps. are insulated from direct fault because the middle-man fills the orders from a network of factories that are open to bids.

Couple more questions:
What can be done to protect workers?

Is this slave labor or very close to it?

When we buy products like this, and we all do, are we exploiting another person? And should we "feel" bad that we do buy this stuff? **hate to use the word feel, but it seems to fit



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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 01:29 PM
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a reply to: seasonal
When Money becomes your God and Ruler, like it is fast becoming here in the USA anything is possible.

Disney has given me the Creeps since the 80's.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:12 PM
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ouple more questions:
What can be done to protect workers?

Is this slave labor or very close to it?

When we buy products like this, and we all do, are we exploiting another person? And should we "feel" bad that we do buy this stuff? **hate to use the word feel, but it seems to fit


This is the story of every product of waste brought by the masses now, from shoes to chocolate.

See the joke here?

After the film’s release, there was widespread public outrage. This public discontent quickly resulted in congressional legislation being drafted, which would have asked the Food and Drug Administration to introduce a “slave-free” label.
The bill was quickly approved in the House of Representatives, and was expected to pass in the Senate, but before a vote could be taken, the chocolate industry made a sweet deal; promising that they would begin to self-regulate their behavior, and ultimately eliminate the use of child slave labor by 2005. An agreement, billed as the Engel-Harkin Protocol (aka the Cocoa Protocol), was signed in September of 2001.

Read more at thefreethoughtproject.com...



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:15 PM
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a reply to: seasonal
Don't buy their stuff. It is called a boycott and has been quite effective in the past because the impetus comes from the people, not from politicians with something to gain by granting countries with slavery still extant a standing like "most favored nation" trading status. Let the pols favor them all they want, if we the people don't buy the products, the corporations don't make profits off the slave labor. If the corporations don't make money off the slave labor, they can't contribute to the pols.
"We" can protect the workers by not buying what their masters are selling.
And when little Johnny or Judy wails about wanting that Disney toy---it is a teaching moment for humanity.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:27 PM
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Disney should be forced to directly employ every single person producing their merchandise, or anything with their logo on it, and be forced to comply with every single law in China regarding the quality of life of their employees.

But there again, I do not believe it should be lawful for a company as large and rich as Disney, to save money by hiring outside their nation of origin either. That is not to say that Chinese persons should not be allowed to work for Disney, but if Disney want them, they had better be prepared to pay them American wages. That would screw the horrid corporate scum. Oh man... I am salivating at the prospect. Can you imagine their Gucci clad bodies, quivering in rage and confusion, at actually having to pay everyone who works for them something worth having!? Delicious, and fat free!



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:40 PM
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As long as people agree to work for that amount, it's what they will pay.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 02:51 PM
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seasonal

Evil Practices for an evil corporation.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:37 PM
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a reply to: CagliostroTheGreat

There is no Good or Evil.

There is only the will of Thanos.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 04:40 PM
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posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 06:04 PM
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That's messed up, I'm guessing that they have been investigated over this and deemed legal?..Such a big company can pass easier than most.

In my book it's harsh and long hours for little pay it should stop or least better living conditions/normal pay as everyone else does.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 07:53 PM
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The wages themselves difficult to address. We have to compare them to other work int hat country, and see if they are reasonable. Comparing to here might not show that. The conditions are deplorable, and that is a real problem. Not just Disney, either, I am sure.

What we can do is avoid, whenever possible, anything made in China, and demand stores carry products from elsewhere. It can be tough, but if enough people stood up and did this, it could make a difference. Petitioning for regulations on trade would help as well. We should not import goods from places using this sort of labor. If we refused, they'd be forced to change.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 07:58 PM
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Don't like it? Don't buy stuff from China.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 08:28 PM
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a reply to: AugustusMasonicus

But, but, it's Elsa.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 08:34 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Oh, screw it then. Cane their feet and get them to work harder.



posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 08:36 PM
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a reply to: zazzafrazz

Which is nothing more that the second best reason not to buy it.

Honestly, what a pathetic frost wizard. Frost magic should be about freezing your enemies blood vessels and then gut punching them until their entire circulatory system shatters, not building a pretty castle and singing while having a bloody existential crisis on the side of a flipping mountain!




posted on Jun, 14 2016 @ 10:38 PM
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No, this is slavery.
Laogai


In the 21st century, critics have said that Chinese prisons produce products for sale in foreign countries, with the profits going to the PRC government.[8] Products include everything from green tea to industrial engines to coal dug from mines.[9] According to James D. Seymour and Richard Anderson, the products made in laogai camps comprise an insignificant amount of mainland China's export output and gross domestic product


That's state sponsored slave labour based on religious,ethnic and political oppression.
But people on this site still sing China's communist praises. I despair.



posted on Jun, 16 2016 @ 12:55 AM
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a reply to: seasonal

Half the stuff we use comes from China. If ur born in the wrong country life is harder. That's a fact. And we got to stop trying to save the world all the time. Its s cruel unfair place.



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