Using slave labor can significantly reduce indirect costs to manufacture. Any economist will tell you. Prisoners of a still-repressive Communist Chinese regime have no FLSA, no medical care, no grievance policy. They do have a labor union, though. Alas, controlled by Beijing. Doubt there is much help from that quarter.
“If you occasionally buy this product, please kindly resend this letter to the World Human Right Organization,” the unsigned letter read. “Thousands people here who are under the persicution [sic] of the Chinese Communist Party Government will thank and remember you forever.”
The writer said the product was made in Masanjia Labor Camp in Shenyang, China, where laborers work for 15 hours a day without time off on the weekends and holidays, making only 10 yuan ($1.61) per month.