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Labor Violations Rampant at Southern Cotton Gins

As we settle into the new year, our Sourcing Summit Companion Report looks ahead at ways to optimize processes and performance.

Xinjiang isn’t the only cotton-producing region linked to labor issues. The U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) has found eight out of 10 cotton gin employers it investigated in the American Southeast violated the Fair Labor Standards Act (FLSA), Migrant and Seasonal Agricultural Worker Protection Act (MSPA) or provisions of the H-2A visa program. DOL’s Wage…

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