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National Labor Committee
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
AUGUST 16, 2005
1:19 PM

CONTACT: National Labor Committee
Charles Kernaghan or Barbara Briggs, 212-242-3002

 
Labor Watchdog Discovers Disney Sweatshop Production in China;
Explosive Video Footage of Workers on the Job, Interviews with Injured Workers
 
WASHINGTON - August 16 - Unique and explosive video footage of sweatshop workers producing children's books in China for Disney plus a full written report on Disney's supplier's treatment of its workers will be the centerpiece of a press conference on Thursday, Aug. 18 called by Charles Kernaghan, executive director of the National Labor Committee.

Kernaghan is the leading labor rights watchdog who discovered Kathie Lee Gifford's, P. Diddy's and Wal-Mart's use of sweatshops in Central America and China. He will present a thoroughly documented report done in collaboration with research partners in China on Disney's Chinese supplier factory.

WHO: Charles Kernaghan, National Labor Committee

WHAT: Press Conference

WHERE: In front of Disney retail store, 5th Ave. at 55th St. (711 5th Avenue), Manhattan

WHEN: Noon, Thursday, Aug. 18

NOTE: Video footage and full report available on request.

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