The Daily Tar Heel

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Sunday February 28th

Letter: ​Call out Trump for outsourcing labor


North Carolina is no longer the textile center that it once was because those manufacturing jobs have been sent overseas to places like China, Bangladesh, Vietnam and Honduras.

These are the places where Donald and Ivanka Trump’s fashion lines are manufactured.

It is not that Trump manufacturing has been moved overseas, it is that the Trump organization refuses to reveal the locations of these plants.

China and Bangladesh are known for their “sweat shops” where women and girls are forced to work long hours in unsafe and abusive conditions for below poverty wages.

The Nation reported in June (“Trump Brand Clothes Are Made in China—but It’s Impossible to Find Out Where”) of their unsuccessful attempts to find the locations of the Trump clothing factories in China so that human rights organizations could visit and inspect these factories.

If you believe in human rights and human dignity for all, then email, tweet and use Facebook to demand that Donald Trump reveal the locations of his clothing factories.

It is the American thing to do.

Cynthia MacBain

Easthampton, Mass.

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