Hershey: Stop Exploiting Student Guestworkers
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On August 17, hundreds of student guestworkers from around the world were joined by unemployed U.S. workers and labor leaders in a factory sit-in at the Hershey Chocolate Company packing plant in Pennsylvania.
The students paid $3,000-$6,000 each to come to the U.S. this summer for what they thought would be a cultural exchange program. Instead, they found themselves packing chocolates at the Hershey's plant in deeply exploitative conditions.
Their demands: end the exploitation of student workers at the Hershey's plant, return the money they paid for a cultural exchange, and make these jobs living wage jobs for local Pennsylvania workers.
Their story: youtube.com/watch?v=8-h8EBP0JSs
Their open letter to Hershey's CEO: youtube.com/watch?v=Q1WaubnAR2o
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