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According to the recent Change.org e-blast thousands of Change members are speaking out against abuses at what is becoming known as the "rape factory" in Jordan. Sounds crazy we know, but apparently there is a manufacturing facility called Classic Factory where Macy's Target and Walmart vendors source clothing.
Change.org says Target and Macy's have claimed that they are investigating conditions at the factory, but they're deferring to the Jordanian Ministry of Economy and Labor - which claims there is no evidence of sexual abuse. Regardless of your stance on the issue and all it's in's and out's you should hear what Change.org is saying about it and look at their petition which calls for companies to recognize that it is happening, and remove rapists from its factory.
Target's Facebook says they continue to have frequent and close conversations with Hanes – a supplier that produces product for Target – to ensure that the allegations are investigated thoroughly and that workers have a safe work environment. As stated in Target's Standards of Vendor Engagement, Target will not knowingly work with any company that does not comply with the company's ethical standards. Target business partners must provide safe and healthy workplaces that comply with local laws.
· Change.org [Official Site]