Every single day tens of thousands of people pour into clothing factories all over Central America. These workers-teenagers, sisters, brothers, mothers, fathers, grandparents, students, musicians, artists, and activists-often live in cramped, makeshift homes, with corrugated tin roofs, dirt floors, and little running water or electricity. They usually wake up before sunrise, get dressed quickly, and climb aboard old, overcrowded smoke-spewing yellow school buses. They know they must arrive on time; so many skip eating breakfast. Punctuality is crucial. Being one minute late can cost a worker one day’s pay.