Sign the petition to Hershey’s on Change.org!

With our friends at Change.org, we’ve created an online petition to calling on Hershey’s to end the exploitation of student workers at the Hershey’s plant, return the money the students paid for a cultural exchange they never received, and make the jobs at the Hershey’s plant dignified, living wage jobs for local workers.

Tens of thousands have already added their signatures: please join them and spread the word!

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    Posted On
    Aug 23, 2011
    Posted By
    Elizabeth Schrader

    The huge housing and travel deductions from their pay are the real clincher here.

    Posted On
    Aug 23, 2011
    Posted By
    Marie Meece

    I am so sorry all of you have been treated poorly. I support all of you.

    Posted On
    Aug 23, 2011
    Posted By
    Sam

    The crazy thing is these young people are considered middle and upper middle class in their home countries – they (or their family) are able to come up with the 3-6k to send them here, and almost all of them are pursuing university degrees.

    This is not just bad PR, it really doesn’t make sense from a business perspective – given the HUGE overhead that the parent company will have to incur to set up a programs like this… For what? Make a few more dollars AND skirt US labor laws? Is it really worth it?

    This is even worse from a public policy perspective – These factory jobs that were given to highly educated foreign students for less than minimum wage should’ve been living wage jobs for the American people. Not only are we taking jobs away from American people, we are leaving these young people (many of whom will eventually grow up to be part of the professional elite back home) with a profoundly negative view of America. Do we really want to create a generation of privilege foreign national with financial clout that sees America as a country that exploit people?

    I’m speechless…

    Posted On
    Aug 30, 2011
    Posted By
    t35t0r

    Actually what Hershey’s did is illegal. Particularly 22 C.F.R § 62.22 Trainees and interns . They should be hiring a law firm to sue Hershey’s .

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