March, 12 2007 |  Download PDF |  Share

Harvest of Shame

A Joint Report

National Labor Committee

Center for Studies and Support for Local Development


Today, President George Bush will visit the rural province of Chimaltenango, where he will laud CAFTA for Guatemala's booming agro-industrial exports to the United States.

But in a less than ten minute drive away from where President Bush is speaking, there are 13-year-old children and minors working under deplorable conditions at the Legumex factory. They are forced to work 11 to 14 hours a day, six and seven days a week, while being paid below the legal minimum wage and cheated of their overtime. They work under conditions where every single labor law in Guatemala is being violated.


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The young workers of Legumex








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