For Cruise Ships' Workers, Much Toil, Little Protection

Number 15950
Subject Worker Safety
Source New York Times
State New York
Year 1999
Publication Date December 24, 1999
Summary The New York Times investigates the working conditions of cruise ship dishwashers, cooks and cabin cleaners. The newspaper found that cruise lines avoid "American minimum wage requirements and other labor laws" by registering their "corporations and ships in countries like Liberia and Panama, where laws are lax and enforcement is weak."
Category General
Pages 3
Keywords Caste system poverty retaliation maritime laws jurisdiction international waters medical claims coverage job placement fees Carnival Corporation International Council of Cruise Lines Seaman's Church Institute Norwegian Cruise Lines Majesty Cruise Line
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