Archive for the 'Bangladesh' Category

WHAT WALMART WANTS, WALMART GETS…

Thursday, February 12th, 2015

Savita Gill, Michelle Leung, and Annie Xu would like to give Walmart a pass when the matter of assigning culpability in the deaths of workers manufacturing products for the company’s shelves die while working in unsafe conditions. Their reasoning runs like this: Wal-Mart’s clothing line supplier contracts the production of the garment to a clothing […]

GARMENT WORKERS RIOT IN BANGLADESH…

Friday, July 30th, 2010

Last week I blogged the happy-happy-joy-joy spin of Vikas Bajaja on how garment factories in Bangladesh were helping young women find independence. This morning I open my browser to this headline: Bangladesh garment workers riot over wages. Thousands of Bangladeshi garment workers who stitch clothes for top Western brands blocked highways, attacked factories and looted […]