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Big Backlash in Bangladesh: Workers Escalate Demands for Better Working Conditions


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Cal
- 492 days ago - alternet.org
The future of Bangladesh lies in the power of international cooperation and the implementation of concrete political measures to end unfair labor practices.



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S J. (116)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 3:07 pm
I do hope 'the better practices' will really happen. It's really bad, well, not just bad but hell itself. Thank you so much Cal.
 

Dandelion G. (384)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 3:32 pm
Good for them! I'm sorry that they are treated so badly in the protest but that always seems to go arm and arm unfortunately. But that they stand up for their rights is marvelous. In order to protect labor everywhere we all need to be working on a level playing field. The Corporations take the full advantage of workers that they feel will work under any conditions and for the cheapest pay possible.
 

Rose NoFWDSPLZ (275)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:06 pm
SO AGREE WITH DANDELION
 

Jennifer C. (172)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:10 pm
Thanks.
 

Carol H. (229)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:25 pm
noted, thanks Cal
 

Past Member (0)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 5:59 pm
Wado Dandelion!
 

Sheila D. (25)
Sunday May 26, 2013, 7:11 pm
So true, Dandelion. If we are to support the workers we have to be more aware of where we shop and what we buy. Personally, I don't like WalMart or Sam's Club, even though so many people don't really care about their unfair labor practices. The only way to get the point across is to stop giving them our money until they clean up their act.
 

Shanti S. (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 4:58 am
Thank you.
 

John S. (304)
Monday May 27, 2013, 5:00 am
That is the purpose of globalization.
 

Gloria picchetti (291)
Monday May 27, 2013, 5:48 am
I am glad they are standing up for themselves. The more people accept low wages and bad working conditions the more nothing gets accomplished except the Waltons get more wealthy.
 

Mike M. (55)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:01 am
I hope they get their demands of safe and fair labor conditions
 

Past Member (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:13 am
Great post. Thanks for sharing, Cal. I hope they get their demands met.
 

Shalvah Landy (0)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:16 am
As Sheila D. has commented above, we have a say by not giving them our money!
 

Ben Oscarsito (326)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:55 am
"Better working conditions"...??? -I've heard that for a long, long time, and NOTHING is happening...
DAMMIT!!!
 

Bryna Pizzo (139)
Monday May 27, 2013, 9:06 am
Thank you for the news. What happened in Bangladesh is a tragedy and it clearly demonstrates the importance of government regulation for construction and safety. Governments must establish laws protecting workers because corporations typically do not care about their workers which is unacceptable but typical.
 

John De Avalon (35)
Monday May 27, 2013, 11:04 am
A fair day's pay for a fair day's work - and safe working conditions. That sounds reasonable enough to me.
 

Gloria H. (88)
Monday May 27, 2013, 3:39 pm
Part of the blame is our consumerist greed for the newist, cheapest whatever.
We overlook the impact of what we buy, from whom we buy, and at whatever impact on the environment.
We can not look past our own closet.
The change does not appear to be coming from us, the buyers who can't see past the bargain price tag.
It now is mainly in the hand of those whose lives are directly impacted on ...the workers in the sweatshops.
 

Judith Hand (59)
Monday May 27, 2013, 6:27 pm
Noted. It's hard to know how to comment!
 
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