Justice at Hershey’s: Student Guestworkers Demand Good Jobs for Local Workers

On August 17, hundreds of student guestworkers from around the world were joined by unemployed American workers and labor leaders in a factory sit-in at the Hershey Chocolate Company packing plant in Pennsylvania.

The students paid $3,000-6,000 each to come to America this summer for what they thought would be a cultural exchange program. Instead, they found themselves packing chocolates at the Hershey’s plant in deeply exploitative conditions.

Their demands: end the exploitation of student workers at the Hershey’s plant, and make these jobs living wage jobs for local workers.

Here’s their story:

Stand with these brave student workers and the local workers they’re fighting for.

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