Protesters take swing at Pirates over 'sweatshop' shirts [USA]

Author: Chris Osher, Pittsburgh Tribune-Review, Published on: 24 August 2004

Free Pittsburgh Pirates T-shirts handed out by a bank at the team's home games are made in a Honduran sweatshop that committed labor violations, a protest group alleged Monday...Pirates spokeswoman Patty Paytas said she would need to research the issue further before commenting. Catherine Orer, a Gildan spokeswoman, denied that workers' efforts to form a union prompted the company to close the factory. The company will close the plant for "business and operational reasons," she said. [also refers to MBNA]

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Related companies: Gildan Activewear MBNA (part of Bank of America) Pittsburgh Pirates