I had a post yesterday about various Tom DeLay associates and their involvement in the Marianas Islands, but I didn't give you many details about DeLay's effort to keep the sweat in Marianas sweatshops. For those details, go to this post at Local Tint. A couple of excerpts:
...workers agree to repay recruitment fees from $2,000 to $7,000, trapping them in a state of indentured servitude. They often must sign "shadow contracts" waiving basic human rights, including the freedom to join unions, attend religious services, quit or marry.
"You represent everything that is good about what we are trying to do in America," DeLay said at the time to his audience, which included Saipan officials and factory owners.