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End factory deathtraps


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June 29, 2013at 12:00 pm

For too long, workers in Bangladesh have worked long hours at a poverty wage rate of $37/month, producing clothing in the factories that function as literal deathtraps. In April, the bottom of this broken business model fell out: over 1,100 garment workers perished in the Rana Plaza building collapse while producing apparel for multinational brands and retailers.

In response to these catastrophes, unions and labor rights advocates have demanded that apparel companies sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh. This unprecedented, legally-binding agreement will empower workers to transform their factories from deathtraps to safe workplaces, impacting millions of workers who risk their lives every day to produce garments. More than 60 brands and retailers, including H&M, PVH, and Abercrombie & Fitch, have signed this historic agreement – but Gap and Walmart are nowhere to be found.

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