- This phony time card was maintained for Hang Ngoc Tan for the week of May 10th, 1996. This time card, along with others seized from El Monte by U.S. Department of Labor investigators, shows an employee working eight hours a day. Further investigation revealed that she actually worked much longer hours.
- On August 2, 1995, police officers raided a fenced seven-unit apartment complex in El Monte, California. They arrested eight operators of a clandestine garment sweatshop and freed 72 workers who were being forced to sew garments in virtual captivity. Smuggled from Thailand into the United States, the laborers’ plight brought a national spotlight to domestic sweatshop production and resulted in increased enforcement by federal and state labor agencies. The publicity of the El Monte raid also put added pressure on the apparel industry to reform its labor and business practices domestically and internationally.
- Currently not on view
- Object Name
- time card
- date made
- Late 20th Century
- place made
- United States: California, El Monte
- overall: 9 in x 3 1/2 in; 22.86 cm x 8.89 cm
- ID Number
- catalog number
- accession number
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- Work and Industry: Mechanical and Civil Engineering
- El Monte
- Data Source
- National Museum of American History
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