What is life like in a Bangladeshi garment factory for women workers? It’s not good. “What happened when you formed the union?” asked the interviewer from the Bangladesh Center for Worker So
In the Progressive Era, the photographs of Lewis Hine brought the horrible conditions of child laborers in the United States into the sight of the middle class, helping to bring about the end of most
Robert Ross has an excellent article on Bangladeshi labor reforms two years after Rana Plaza. In short, the international outrage has led to some relatively minor but not meaningless changes to buildi
If I were a climate scientist, the despair I would feel about the future of the planet would make it difficult to live. It’s bad enough reading about climate science. And the scientists here who
National borders are usually pretty weird and unsettling places. But the story of the India-Bangladesh border is especially odd.
Please read this Human Rights Watch report on union busting in Bangladesh’s garment industry. Two years after Rana Plaza, conditions have changed slightly for the better because of pressure from
In 2012, the Tarzeen Fire in Bangladesh killed 112 workers. It’s been slightly forgotten in the aftermath of the 2013 Rana Plaza collapse that killed over 1100, but was certainly horrible in its
Jason Motlagh and Josh Eidelson have an excellent piece up on the horrors of the Bangladeshi leather industry. When you buy leather goods, where do you think the leather comes from? How does it become