From Slavery to Debt-Bondage: Big Tobacco's Addiction to Cheap Labor
Publisher: ILRF International Labor Rights Forum
Date Written: 12/05/2015
Year Published: 2015
Resource Type: Article
Cx Number: CX17668
Cigarette manufacturers and leaf buyers perpetuate a global system of inequity that bolsters corporate profits at the expense of those who labor at the bottom of the tobacco supply chain. It is long past time for that system to end, and be replaced by a more fair tobacco trade that respects the workers who harvest this toxic crop.