workers were able to tell investigators how much money they received for each
piece they completed. Workers told investigators that they made between 80 and
90 RMB per day (US $12-14). The factory director promised the investigators
that if they stayed and worked, they could make 2,500 RMB per month (US $390). The finishing workshop also
operates on a piece-rate wage system. The entire workshop only consists of
three laborers. For every hat they manufacture, workers can earn 0.2 RMB (US
$.03). They must finish one hat every two minutes. Investigators were told that
workers can produce between 400 to 500 hats in one day.