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Bangladesh had lower safety standards than western nation and….that’s not OK! A massive fire at a container depot near a port city in southeastern Bangladesh killed at least 49 people, including nine firefighters, and injured more than 100 others, officials and local media reported Sunday, as efforts to extinguish the blaze continued into a second […]
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In 2013, the Rana Plaza collapsed, killing 1,129 workers making your clothing. No one in America cared. American companies made sure nothing would change. European companies at least agreed to minor changes in workplace safety, but even that was quite limited. So it’s hardly surprising that death on the job would remain a central feature […]
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The Dead of Bangladesh

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On March 5, 2019
Supply chains exist to maximize profit for western corporations. The easiest ways to increase profit is to lower labor costs and create environmental hazards. Supply chains do this by outsourcing all the responsibility for producing goods while leaving the western companies legally not responsible for anything that happens, even as they control for cost and […]
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Building International Solidarity

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On January 14, 2017
With the overall attack on unions in the United States, the ability of the AFL-CIO to engage in international solidarity actions gets harder and harder, as does its ability to lead the way on working-class issues at home. This is of course the point of anti-union laws. But if we are to tame the horrors […]
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