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Duplicate and distribute these activities. Students may work independently or cooperatively.

Organizing Labor
In Segment 9, you heard the story of Jason Judd and his efforts to help garment workers in Cambodia fight for their rights in the workplace. Do you think his contributions will change the way factories treat their workers? Think about the kind of healthy environment garment workers might need to do their jobs effectively.

• First list the kind of facilities workers will need. (Important features might include proper lighting, rest areas, and so on.)

• Outline the maximum number of hours workers should be responsible for during a single shift.

• Research the work garment workers perform and create a rotating schedule so that no worker does the same task every day.

• The Planet Work Web site offers help in finding information on labor unions on the Internet.

Imagine you are a spokesperson for these garment workers. Create a presentation for the manager of the factory that summarizes your suggestions and explains how these changes would benefit the company.

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