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Bangladesh Working Conditions

Protests Shut Down More Than 100 Factories

Reuters | Posted 11.23.2013 | Business

By Ruma Paul DHAKA, Sept 23 (Reuters) - More than 100 Bangladeshi garment factories were forced to shut on Monday as thousands of work...

Police Fire Rubber Bullets As Bangladesh Factory Protests Escalate

AP | Posted 11.22.2013 | Business

DHAKA, Bangladesh (AP) — Police fired rubber bullets and tear gas Sunday to disperse thousands of garment workers who blocked streets outside Bangla...

U.S. Expected To Suspend Bangladesh Trade Privileges

AP | By MATTHEW PENNINGTON | Posted 08.27.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON (AP) — President Barack Obama announced Thursday the suspension of U.S. trade privileges for Bangladesh because of concerns over labor ri...

Disasters Change Bangladesh Perspective On Factory Life

AP | CHRIS BLAKE | Posted 06.08.2013 | Business

TEKANI, Bangladesh -- Twice a year, buses filled with garment workers come rumbling into Tekani, shaking the houses made of mud and tin, and alerting ...

Why the 'Eternal Embrace' Photograph From Bangladesh Haunts Its Photographer the Most

Sourav Roy | Posted 07.31.2013 | World
Sourav Roy

"As I have been surrounded by dead bodies, over the past few weeks, I have felt a tremendous pressure and pain. As a witness to this cruelty, I feel a strong urge to share this pain with everyone. That is why I want this photo to be seen over and over again."

Major Clothing Maker Still Using Bangladesh Factory Banned By Walmart

Reuters | Posted 07.19.2013 | Business

By Serajul Quadir and Rafiqur Rahman GAZIPUR, Bangladesh, May 20 (Reuters) - A Bangladesh factory where Wal-Mart Stores Inc and Indite...

Another Deadly Industrial Accident In Bangladesh

Reuters | Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

By Serajul Quadir and Ruma Paul DHAKA, May 9 (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a clothing...

Another Deadly Industrial Accident In Bangladesh

Reuters | Posted 07.08.2013 | Business

DHAKA, May 9 (Reuters) - Eight people were killed when a fire swept through a garment factory in an industrial district of the Bangladeshi capital D...

Experts: Doing Business In Bangladesh Will Haunt Retailers

AP | KAY JOHNSON | Posted 07.06.2013 | Business

MUMBAI, India — Global clothing brands involved in Bangladesh's troubled garment industry responded in starkly different ways to the building co...

Disney Pulled Out Of Controversial Country Just Ahead Of MASSIVE Disaster

The Huffington Post | Jillian Berman | Posted 05.02.2013 | Business

When a factory collapsed in Bangladesh last month, killing hundreds, the workers inside likely weren’t making clothes for Disney. The company ju...

The Lethal Lemons on the Road to Bangladesh

William K. Black | Posted 06.30.2013 | Business
William K. Black

As firms are forced by "free trade" to force lower wages on their workers if they wish to stay competitive with their competitors who manufacture goods in nations like Bangladesh, and as firms in Bangladesh engage in the same competition to constrain wages, the result can be murderous.