Ethan Switch - Friday, 19 March 2004
Children pushed into 18 hour days hunched over tables working to put together the finest products in high margin profits and low quality wear will now probably see their American sourced work diverted no thanks to an newly farted Anti-Sweatshop Procurement Policy.
"Some 690,000 American jobs were lost to overseas outsourcing in the years 2001-2003, and estimates suggest that 3.3 million service jobs will have gone overseas by 2015. I firmly believe that we can and should slow that trend where possible," said Governor Edward G. Rendell as he endorsed the legislation against overseas outsourcing of US jobs.
"Every day, more and more companies send good paying jobs overseas to places like India," Governor Rendell said during a press conference. Rendell doesn't think companies shouldn't outsource to starving and poorly compensated nations, but wants more toward Commonwealth contracts offered firstly to businesses that will keep the low worker morale and pay on the shores of the United States. Now, with a conscience toward their constituents and a percieved failing of global trade in favour of American workers, sweatshops will be cast aside for more insular methods of production.