Levi Strauss, 1991 Terms of Engagement (English)

Description
Levi Strauss & Co. pioneered supplier workplace codes of conduct with its Terms of Engagement in 1991. This pamphlet was published in English. Levi’s commitment to workplace responsibility was tested in 1992 when a news report revealed that a supplier in Saipan was abusing its workforce. Mostly immigrants, the workers were working as much as eleven-hours a day, seven days a week, for as little as $1.65 an hour with no overtime pay (the minimum wage in Saipan was $2.15 an hour). The story was especially embarrassing because the Northern Mariana Islands, a protectorate of the United States, was allowed to label the goods Made in the USA. Levi’s canceled their contract.
Object Name
brochure
Measurements
overall: 8 1/2 in x 11 in; 21.59 cm x 27.94 cm
ID Number
1998.3024.01
catalog number
1998.3024.01
nonaccession number
1998.3024
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Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
Industry & Manufacturing
American Enterprise
Exhibition
American Enterprise
Exhibition Location
National Museum of American History
Data Source
National Museum of American History, Kenneth E. Behring Center

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