Cultural Exchange Programs…

…and indentured servitude:

Hundreds of foreign students, waving their fists and shouting defiantly in many languages, walked off their jobs on Wednesday at a plant here that packs Hershey’s chocolates, saying a summer program that was supposed to be a cultural exchange had instead turned them into underpaid labor.

Well, maybe they are learning about the US? Yes.

Anyway, it is a horrible story, basically Hershey’s Chocolate engineered plausible deniability by using subcontractors so they could say that they really didn’t know that they were dealing in Human Trafficking.

A spokesman for Hershey’s, Kirk Saville, said the chocolate company did not directly operate the Palmyra packing plant, which is managed by a company called Exel. A spokeswoman for Exel said it had found the student workers through another staffing company.

Something to think about as you get ready to buy candy for Halloween this year.


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5 Responses to Cultural Exchange Programs…

  1. HarpoSnarx says:

    “packs Hershey’s chocolates”

    Sounds like it’s Hershey doing the packing.


  2. HarpoSnarx says:

    PS: their website has a “Kid’s Privacy Safe Harbor” icon.

    Does anyone remember what happened in the drive-in classic, “Scanners?” Yeah, well it may happen again right here.


  3. Precisely why I don’t pass out candy, but mushrooms I found in the backyard.


  4. PWL says:

    Where’s Lewis Hine when you need him?


  5. Zaius Nation says:

    Herman Cain would say that they should blame themselves.


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