John Liu’s Sweatshop Story

Here’s more from city comptroller candidate John Liu’s appearance at a forum last night, talking about how “at the age of seven” he joined his mother working in a sweatshop.

“Me and my two younger brothers, we all went to the sweatshop. And I got my first job when I was seven. And I felt lucky because, hey, I got to do this and if I worked really, really fast, I got paid a dollar an hour. And I was lucky because there were other seven-year-olds who didn’t have that chance.”

John Liu’s Sweatshop Story