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The Argument for a Global Minimum Wage and More Worker Protection Without Borders

Mary Slosson

It's hard to fathom the death toll from April's factory collapse in Bangladesh: 1,127, with an additional 2,500 injured. The conditions that lead to the collapse helped fuel an international marketplace of cheap clothing that's built on dangerous conditions and minimum wages of $0.21 per hour.

Jason Hickel argues in an Al Jazeera opinion piece that a global minimum wage would provide workers protection against the harsh reality of a globalized capitalism without global workplace safety laws.

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