I’ve found a page with descriptions of some major legal suits against sweatshops. Reading about these cases really opened my eyes to what “sweatshop” means, and the kinds of things going on today. These things include immigrants working for months without pay (this happened in San Francisco), giving workers drugs to keep them awake for a 48 or 72 hour shift, and “trafficking” of workers, holding their passports, keeping them in compliance by threat, withholding food and frequent beatings. That last incident occurred in American Samoa and the clothing made there bore the “Made in America” label. Rough stuff.
Read more about these cases and others at the following link: