"It's important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers"

The company behind the game Cards Against Humanity has given the workers of their Chinese printers paid vacations.

The company’s initiative was to embrace the fact that their goods are made in China instead of avoiding drawing attention to it. On their website, the card game creators said that they were rewarding their Chinese workers with paid vacations, which is uncommon in China.

Whilst theAmerican-based company understand that this gesture won’t solve the problem of unfair working conditions around the world, it company believes that it’s a step in the right direction.

Their full statement reads:

“Like many of the physical products we buy, most of these gifts were made in China. This is something a lot of companies don’t like to draw attention to, and as a result Americans often don’t see the labor that goes into the things they buy. But we’ve always viewed the way our stuff is made as a part of who we are.”

“Like many of the physical products we buy, most of these gifts were made in China. This is something a lot of companies don’t like to draw attention to, and as a result Americans often don’t see the labor that goes into the things they buy. But we’ve always viewed the way our stuff is made as a part of who we are.

Our printer in China has grown with us from a small business to a huge operation, and it’s important to us to go above and beyond our obligation to the workers who make our game. While our factory provides excellent wages and working conditions, Chinese working conditions are generally more strict. This year, we used the money from one day of our holiday promotion to give our workers something very uncommon in China: a paid vacation.

The printer didn’t have any formal procedures for paid vacations, so we bought 100% of the factory’s capacity and paid them to produce nothing for a week, giving the people who make Cards Against Humanity an unexpected chance to visit family or do whatever they pleased.

This doesn’t undo the ways that all of us profit from unfair working conditions around the world, but it’s a step in the right direction. Below you’ll find some thank-you notes and vacation photos from that factory staff shared with us.

–Cards Against Humanity”

The company also added pictures and quotes from employees who were treated by the company. Some employees mentioned how they spent their holidays, whilst others thanked the company’s initiative. Packaging employee Jiang Xiuhua who makes thousands of boxes a day wrote, “during my work holiday, my husband and I went to visit my son at his military unit.”

Cheng Xinghua said, “the factory has been really busy, especially with the move to the new factory. The environment was much improved and the employee morale became very delightful!”



 

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