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March 17, 2005

fear the turtle

Following up on yesterday's post about sweatshops, here's a little protest. The t-shirt depicted on the right costs $14.98. I don't know the precise statistics for the University of Maryland (my employer), but chances are, the people who cut and sewed that garment were paid less than 18 cents for their work, while the University took $2 for the right to print our fearsome turtle on the front. Likewise, reproducing the logo on my blog probably requires the University's permission and a fee. However, until Maryland joins the Workers Rights Consortium (which certifies garment factories as "sweatshop free"), I'm not terribly concerned about its property rights.

Posted by peterlevine at March 17, 2005 12:35 PM


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