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National Labor Committee report on conditions for production of crucifixes - company responses

In November 2007, the National Labor Committee, a US-based NGO, issued a report raising concerns about the working conditions for the production of crucifixes in China, distributed in the USA by Singer Co.  The report received international media attention, including in this AP article.  The Resource Centre invited both Singer Co. and its supplier, Full Start, to respond:

Singer Co.

- [DOC] Responses, Nov-Dec 2007

- "Mount Vernon company denies 'sweatshop' charge", Allan Drury, Journal News [New York, USA], 22 Nov 2007

Full Start

- [DOC] Response provided to Resource Centre, 19 Dec 2007

- [PDF] Response to Singer Co., 27 Dec 2007