We often hear about the working conditions for factory workers in countries like China where those making cellphones for American consumers live in company dorms that allegedly have nets over the building to prevent workers from jumping out windows in suicide attempts. These suicide attempts are allegedly related to the poor working conditions for workers who are taken far away from home and their families.
While conditions are not generally considered this bad in America, at least not in the past 50 years or so, according to a recent news article from Racked, factory conditions for workers in Los Angeles are worse than we might think. The article focuses on stories of several workers. Continue reading