…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.