PBS NewsHour

Can garment factories pay a living wage and still compete?

Clip: 02/18/2014 | 7m 56s

At $3 an hour, the workers at the Alta Gracia garment factory in the Dominican Republic are earning enough to feed a family of five. But after three years, this new, living wage-based business model has yet to turn a profit as global competition has pushed thousands of jobs to lower-cost countries. Special correspondent Fred de Sam Lazaro reports.

Aired: 02/18/14

Rating: NR

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