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Wed Mar 21, 2012, 01:25 PM Mar 2012

Offshoring, and how it's making the third world a better place.


Did JCPenney Renege on Promise to Compensate Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?

JCPenney has allegedly backed out of negotiations to compensate the families of victims killed at a Bangladesh factory fire in December, according to the International Labor Rights Forum. The big-box retailer is one of eight U.S. brands—including Abercrombie & Fitch, Gap, Calvin Klein, and Tommy Hilfiger—that manufactures its products at That’s It Sportswear, a garment factory just north of the capital of Dhaka. The fire, which broke out on the ninth and 10th floors of the multistory complex, killed 30 people and injured dozens—a result of blocked exits meant to control workers’ movements. It’s a situation eerily reminiscent of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory tragedy in New York City a century ago.
Offshoring, and how it's making the third world a better place. (Original Post) Zalatix Mar 2012 OP
They can't get away w/ that in America or Europe so xchrom Mar 2012 #1
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