The El Monte Thai Garment Workers

"The El Monte Sweatshop incident is a stark reminder of the continuous fight for workers' rights and dignity. We honor the workers' courage and impact on American Labor history and remain vigilant and committed to ensuring that the horrors they endured are never repeated."

– Julie A. Su, Acting Secretary of Labor

Discover the harrowing story of 81 Thai workers who were held captive and forced to work in deplorable conditions in El Monte, California. This pivotal event in the 1990s exposed the hidden world of modern-day slavery in the heart of America and led to significant reforms in labor laws and practices.

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