Wal-Mart's Chinese Plants Exploit Workers, Groups Say

Lauren Coleman-Lochner
Bloomberg News

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Wal-Mart Stores Inc. uses Chinese factories that deny workers overtime pay and maternity leave and pay them less than the local minimum wage, according to three reports released today from labor monitoring groups.

Workers at the Huasheng crafts factory in the southern China city of Guangzhou work 14 hours a day seven days a week during peak production season and can earn 22 percent less than the 41- cent per-hour minimum wage in Guangdong Province, according to New York-based China Labor Watch and the National Labor Committee. The organizations said they interviewed workers, reviewed documents such as pay stubs and inspected factories...