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5,000+ workers died constructing the Panama Canal due to accidents and health problems.
53% of all American workers make less than US$30,000 a year.
Qatar’s 2022 World Cup will take more lives than 9/11 due to horrible working conditions for migrant workers building stadiums and infrastructure.
Construction workers in Brazil cemented a car on a pavement after its driver refused to move it.
A McDonald’s website for its workers tells them to avoid fast food.
Michael Jordan makes more money from Nike annually than all of the Nike factory workers in Malaysia combined.
Ben and Jerry’s workers get three free pints of ice cream every day.
Until the year 2000, Disney theme park workers were forbidden from growing facial hair.
41% of American workers let paid vacation days go to waste.
35% of American workers said they would forgo a pay raise in exchange for having their boss fired.
300 workers, 18,038 pieces of wrought iron and 2.5 million rivets were needed to build the Eiffel Tower.
Prostitutes in Spain have to wear reflective vests, like highway workers, to reduce accidents.
British workers waste 18 months of their lives commuting.
The Golden State Fence Company, hired to build part of the US-Mexico border wall, was fined US$5M for hiring illegal immigrant workers.
When building the Golden Gate Bridge, the lead structural engineer insisted on the installation of a safety net at an exorbitant cost of US$130,000. It saved 19 workers.
Ant queens can live for up to 30 years, while workers live from 1 to 3 years.
In 2015, Spanish workers destroyed a 6,000-year-old Neolithic tomb, mistaking it for a broken picnic table. They replaced it with a ‘better’ picnic table.
In the US, 70% of workers are not engaged or actively disengaged, the cost of which is a productivity loss of around $500 billion per year.
St. Julian the Hospitaller is the Catholic Church’s patron saint of circus workers and fiddle players.
42% of of highly-mobile and regular home workers worldwide suffer from insomnia, as opposed to 29% of regular office workers, according to a UN study.