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100-Dollar Dream Teases Bangladesh Workers
Business  (tags: humanrights, asia, marketing, money, corporate, Rana Plaza, Bangladesh )

- 546 days ago -
"Western consumers are partly responsible for the low level of wages in Bangladesh." -- Reaz bin Mahmood, vice-president of the Bangladesh Garment Manufacturers and Exporters Association
Blood on Gap Jeans: Alone Among Dozens of Firms, Gap Refuses to Sign Binding Agreement to Protect Bangladesh Factory Workers
Business  (tags: clothing retailers, comply, Bangladesh, working conditions, L Gerard, UnitedSteelworkers Pres, Gap, not responsible, factory fires, collapse, death toll, crushed workers' blood, Gap jeans, Avett Bros song, brotherhood, equality, Fall2012, ad campaign )

- 669 days ago -
Gap -world's 3rd largest apparel co- refusal to join 38 other clothing retailers in protecting Bangladeshi workers, >1,200 of whom have recently died in factory fires & collapses, shows real hypocrisy of their ad campaign using AvettBros song, Live & Die
Few Meaningful Changes In Wake Of Dhaka Factory Collapse
Business  (tags: humanrights, death, corruption, asia, government, Bangladesh, Dhaka, Rana Plaza, factory, business, corporate, dishonesty )

- 697 days ago -
"What we see are token donations and empty promises that can't be enforced." -Scott Nova of the Workers Rights Consortium.
Walmart & Other American Retailers: Ensure Basic Safety & Human Rights for Workers in Bangladesh ACTION
Business  (tags: Walmart, Bangladesh, corruption, Penney's, corporate, factory conditions, H&M, Gap, fire, death )

- 700 days ago -
The disaster at Rana Plaza is now the deadliest incident in the garment industry in known history. Two of the brands identified in documents found in the rubble are sold at JC Penney. Photo by ILRF
Walmart, H&M and Gap: Do Your Part to Stop the Murders of Garment Workers in Bangladesh ACTION LINK
Business  (tags: Walmart, Bangladesh, corruption, corporate, factory conditions, H&M, Gap, fire, death )

- 703 days ago -
Join us in calling on Walmart, H&M and Gap, the largest buyers of clothing made in Bangladesh, to make immediate safety improvements in their supplier factories by joining the legally-binding Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement.
Bangladesh Garment-Factory Collapse Kills Nearly 100 People
Business  (tags: garment factory, Bangladesh, death, injured, business, ethics, humanrights, corruption )

- 706 days ago -
An eight-story facility that housed several garment factories and shops collapsed in Bangladesh on Wednesday, killing at least 96 people, injuring more than 800, and trapping a yet-unknown number under the mass of concrete rubble, according to officials.
Justice for Bangladeshi Garment Workers ACTION
Business  (tags: Walmart, Bangladesh, corruption, corporate, factory conditions, fire, death )

- 719 days ago -
Last November, 112 Bangladeshi garment workers died when an unsafe factory run by a Walmart supplier burned to the ground. Conditions at the factory were so lethal that it didn't have a single emergency exit, and supervisors prevented workers from...
Please Sign!! Walmart and Gap: Face the Human Consequences of Your Race to the Bottom | SumOfUs
Business  (tags: walmart, garment factory fire, tazreen, bangladesh, survivor, ethics, corporate, abuse, humans, money )

- 721 days ago -
Today, Sumi Abedin and Kalpona Akter are landing in the United States from their native Bangladesh. Sumi is a survivor of last November's deadly fire at the Walmart-contracted Tazreen garment factory. The fire killed 117 of her fellow workers. They were
US Longshoremen Take Action in Sympathy to Fire At Bangladesh Walmart Supplier
Business  (tags: Walmart, Labor, Longshoremen, South Carolina, worker exploitation, fire, Bangladesh )

- 825 days ago -
We all know that some of the big box stores in the US get their inexpensive merchandise from sweat shops, exploitation of labor, and horribly unsafe working conditions. Here is US Labor acting in sympathy.
Ask Your Senators to Support Good Jobs in Government Supply Chains ACTION US
Business  (tags: corporate, business, Bangladesh, labor, safety, money, government, world, ethics )

- 839 days ago -
Combing through the ashes of the November 24th fire at Tazreen factory in Bangladesh, ILRF's partners in Bangladesh uncovered more than Walmart's Faded Glory brand and Sean Combs' Enyce label. They also found designs for Marines logo apparel.
Action Alert: Walmart Could Have Prevented This Horror
Business  (tags: action alert, sign the petition, Walmart, Bangladesh, sweat shop, 112 dead, massive fire, building unsafe, demand inspections )

- 854 days ago -
"Walmart is claiming it has no responsibility for the deaths, Walmart knew the risk to workers. Inspectors working for Walmart gave the factory "high risk" and "medium risk" safety ratings just last year." Please sign the petition.
Sign Our Petition to Walmart ACTION
Business  (tags: world, death, safety, walmart, humanrights, Bangladesh, labor, money )

- 855 days ago -
Tell Walmart it must join an independent fire safety inspection program supported by Bangladeshi and international labour unions, to prevent tragedies like this.
Bangladesh's 'Golden Fibre' Comes Back From the Brink
Business  (tags: jute, jute products, bio-degradable, natural fibres, rural economy, Bangladesh )

- 1303 days ago -
Jute, a vegetable fibre that can be spun into sackcloth, used to be the 'golden fibre' of Bangladesh. But it lost its lustre in the 1980s after synthetic materials were introduced. Now the natural fibre has made a spectacular comeback.
'Social Business' Hub in Kyushu University
Business  (tags: Entrepreneurs, consumers, society, social business, socially responsible, Mohammad Yunus, Kyushu University, Japan, developing countries, the Grameen Technology Lab, Bangladesh )

- 1696 days ago -
The Nobel Peace Prize-winning banker Mohammad Yunus will work with Kyushu University to establish a new research centre to support socially responsible business in developing countries.
Uniqlo Operator to Co-Found 'Social' Clothing Business With Grameen Bank in Bangladesh
Business  (tags: Uniqlo, Fast Retailing Co, Japan, Bangladesh, Grameen Bank, Muhammad Yunus, Nobel Peace Prize, microfinance, social clothing business, poor, clothing, firms, business, job creation, employment opportunities )

- 1723 days ago -
Japanese casual clothing giant Fast Retailing Co, will co-found an apparel firm in Bangladesh with microfinance pioneer Grameen Bank, headed by Nobel Peace Prize winner Muhammad Yunus, hoping to encourage job creation for the poor there.

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