They also make sandwiches for sale in vending machines, and work for companies such as Heartland Communications (telemarketing) and Misty Harbor (building components for mechanical boat-lifts).
Union officials denounced the scheme to expand prisoner labor into more private-sector jobs.
"If prison labor is wrong in China," said Mark Smith of the Iowa AFL-CIO, "it sure as hell is wrong in Iowa."
Source: Socialist Worker [published bi-weekly, subscriptions are $25 ($40 Institutional) from: Socialist Worker; PO Box 16085; Chicago, IL 60616].
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