In This Chapter
♦ Importance of economic and wage justice issues
♦ Concerns over health insurance
♦ Moral and ethical obligations in other countries
♦ Corruption at home and abroad follows political contributions
The plight of workers has always been a concern of socially responsible investors, whether the workers were slaves, child laborers, women in textile mills and sweatshops, or foreign workers in substandard conditions. Labor organizations, including unions, have fought for workers’ rights and benefits for years with varying degrees of success. As the industrial age ended and the service/information/technology age began (in roughly the 1960s), jobs shifted out of the manufacturing sector and into what can be called ...