April 27, 2016
On April 24, 2016, hundreds of workers and family members gathered in Savar to mourn the workers killed on that day in 2013 and to push for safety reforms in garment factories.
April 24, 2014
On the anniversary of the Rana Plaza tragedy, as we look back, and look forward, it is clear that there is a very long way to go. Workers in Bangladesh, and in the U.S. for that matter, need enforceable laws to protect their inalienable rights.
September 17, 2013
Thanks to your generous support, we have raised over $26,000 for the Bangladesh Injured Worker Relief Fund. So far, 396 worker families have received help.
June 24, 2013
Today marks two months since the Rana Plaza building collapse in Bangladesh. Bodies, lives, hearts-broken by the quest for ever-greater corporate profits. To date, the Bangladesh Injured Worker Relief Fund has raised approximately $21,000 toward our goal
May 24, 2013
If a journalist with a hidden camera can walk into the factory and quickly document that "there was just one rickety fire escape for 400 people," and that "many of the workers appeared to be children themselves," how is it possible that the European label
May 23, 2013
A CBS News crew went undercover at the Monde Apparels factory outside of Dhaka, where 1,400 workers-mostly young women, including dozens of 12-year-olds-were sewing one million boxer shorts for Wal-Mart, shirts for Wrangler and jackets for ASICS.
May 16, 2013
Injured workers speak out. "The iron bar that hit my back broke the tissue and muscle. I need further medical care. I have one sister who also works in a garment factory. I wonder if I will be able to lead a normal life," 20-year-old Jasmine Sultana told
May 10, 2013
Incredible news from the Rana Plaza factory collapse in Bangladesh today. Reshma, a woman trapped for 17 days underneath the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plana, was found and rescued alive. Death toll has reached 1040.
May 07, 2013
Give. Today. For those who paid an unforgivable price for their jobs, making the clothes that we buy. Hundreds of severely injured workers have been sent home to make room for those even more severely injured. These workers are in need of care, but are be
717 bodies have been recovered from the devastating collapse of the Rana Plaza building. Four hundred workers remain hospitalized. Six hundred workers have been released from the hospital. We estimate that some 200 of these workers are in need of emergen
May 06, 2013
The death toll at the Rana Plaza building has reached 665 as of Monday morning U.S. Eastern Time while less than 50 percent of the rubble has been removed. Survivor, Morium Begum told us, "We demand justice as so many lives have been lost and so many othe
May 05, 2013
Bangladesh death toll reaches 610 in Rana Plaza factory collapse. A widow filed murder charges. We believe this may be the first time in Bangladesh's history that factory managers have been charged with homicide for a workplace death.
20-year-old Shapla lost her left arm and sustained a serious head injury from the Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh. "I worked so hard to save a little money for the future of my son, for his education. Now my hope is dashed."
May 03, 2013
Death toll of Bangladesh factory has reached 511. The families of Rana Plaza workers report to a local labor union about workers accounted for, dead or still missing. The U.S. Generalized System of Preferences (GSP) should be suspended until the country's
May 02, 2013
Two U.S. clothing labels found on May 2, 2013 in the rubble of the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh--"School Uniform Central" and clothing for Zad Enterprises in Park City, Kansas.
Rebeka worked for Ether Tex factory in Rana Plaza. She was trapped under the rubble with a concrete beam crushing her legs for 31.5 hours. At the age of 22, she lost her left leg and right foot.
May 01, 2013
Over 400 garment workers killed in Bangladesh factory collapse,
making this the worst disaster in the history of the garment industry. It does not have to be this way.
April 30, 2013
Statement by on the Rana Plaza factory collapse by Bangladeshi Labor Leader Abul Hossain, from the National Alliance for the Protection of Garment Workers.
April 29, 2013
To date, 2,370 workers escaped or have been rescued alive from Rana Plaza. Hundreds have been admitted to area hospitals. Very little hope is left that any further survivors remain.
April 26, 2013
Of over 3,000 workers in the complex, 2,400 have been rescued alive. Hundreds, if not even 1,000 workers have been admitted to hospitals for injuries. 315 workers are now reported dead.
April 24, 2013
An eight-story building named Rana Plaza collapsed at 9:00am on Wednesday, April 24, 2013, killing at least 180 workers with many more workers missing and an estimated 1000 workers injured.
Write to Disney, Hasbro, Mattel and other multinational companies producing children's toys under harsh sweatshop conditions.
Bangladesh’s shipbreaking workers need our help and support. Please sign this letter, which will be delivered to United States Trade Representative Michael Froman.
Some 1,800 Chinese workers in the Dongguan Zhenyang Wanju factory in Guangdong produce toys for Disney, Mattel, Hasbro and other international brands under harsh conditions, stripped of their rights, their dignity, their voice and basic justice.
Shipbreaking workers in Bangladesh toil 12-hours a day at one of the most dangerous jobs in the world. They are consistently injured and killed on the job because of a lack of safety equipment, job training, and legal rights.
Nike is truly the canary in the coal mine, pointing us to what unfettered “free trade” looks like, and what the world will look like under the Trans-Pacific Partnership (TPP).
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