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Tazreen Fashions Fire

One Child, Global Accountability

Laura Gutierrez | Posted 10.19.2013 | Impact
Laura Gutierrez

Injured workers, like Sumaya, who left Nischintapur soon after the fire were never accounted for. Many workers who are now developing symptoms either do not associate them with the fire, or are unable to prove it in order to obtain compensation.

Lives Destroyed, Dreams Crushed And Cheap Clothes

Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI | Posted 06.29.2013 | Religion
Rev. Seamus P. Finn, OMI

We need to find out and decide what it takes to put the unscrupulous and greedy factory owners and suppliers, businesses and their leaders, out of business and replace them with those who are committed to brining integrity to the business model and supply chain.

Dave Jamieson

Factory Fire Survivor Demands Compensation From Walmart

HuffingtonPost.com | Dave Jamieson | Posted 04.12.2013 | Business

WASHINGTON -- Sumi Abedin hasn't worked a day since Nov. 24 of last year. That was when her workplace, Tazreen Fashions in Bangladesh, went up in flam...

Flammable Material: How Garment Workers Can Respond to the Tazreen Factory Fire

Michelle Chen | Posted 03.05.2013 | World
Michelle Chen

The charred Tazreen factory represents the extreme end of a long continuum of anti-worker oppression and violence, beginning with multinational brands that build their profit model on cheap overseas labor, to the brutalization of workers who dare stand up for their rights on the job.

Top 10 Sustainable Business Stories of 2012

Andrew Winston | Posted 02.22.2013 | Green
Andrew Winston

We may not be keeping pace with these pressures, but leading companies continue to evolve more sustainable strategies and tactics. Let's look at some top macro- and company-level stories.

Walmart's Solemn New Vow

Reuters | Posted 02.09.2013 | Business

* Head of ethical sourcing says there are system gaps * Wants to integrate closely with end of supply chain ...

Moral Outrage for Bangladesh

Irteza Binte-Farid | Posted 02.02.2013 | World
Irteza Binte-Farid

In a modern, civilized society of the 21st century, how is it possible for at least 112 people to burn to death in a factory because there were no fire exits and doors were blocked?

Walmart Faces New Demands

The Huffington Post | Ron Dicker | Posted 11.29.2012 | Business

A fire that killed 112 employees at a Walmart supplier in Bangladesh has prompted a workers-rights group to take action, calling on the world's bigges...

Brand Names and Mass Graves

Robert Koehler | Posted 01.29.2013 | World
Robert Koehler

A fire swept through a sweatshop in Bangladesh on Nov. 24, killing at least 112 people, nearly half of whom were unidentifiable and buried in a mass grave. The sweatshop, which produced brand-name garments for major retail outlets such as Walmart and Sears, has been described as a deathtrap.