Thai Garment Workers Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of El Monte Raid

Thai Garment Workers Celebrate 20th Anniversary Of El Monte Raid


PAUL, BACK TO YOU. PAUL: THIS WEEKEND MARKS AN IMPORTANT ANNIVERSARY IN THE HISTORY OF WORKERS RIGHTS WHEN DOZENS OF GARMENT WORKERS WERE SET FREE FROM MODERN DAY SLAVERY IN EL MONTE. A DEVELOPMENT CENTER KICKED OFF A SERIES OF EVENTS THAT MARKS THIS WEEKEND’S ANNIVERSARY. IN A LANDMARK CASE, 72 IMMIGRANTS WERE SET FREE FROM CAPTIVITY IN A GARMENT FACTORY. WORKERS WHO WERE FREED ALSO SPOKE RECALLING THE MOMENT THAT THEY WERE RESCUED. AND NO ONE CAME TO OPEN THE DOOR BECAUSE THEY HAVE THE LOCKS LOCKED OUTSIDE SO THEY HAD TO USE AN AX TO BREAK INTO THAT COMPOUND. BUT THE EL MONTE CASE WAS JUST THE TIP OF THE ICEBERG. SINCE THE EL MONTE CASE SADLY THAI NATIONALS CONTINUE TO BE DISPROPORTIONATELY IMPACTED BY TRAFFICKING COMPARED TO OTHER ASIAN ETHNIC IMMIGRANTS. PAUL: THE SEVEN CAPTORS PLEADED

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