Support Bangladeshi Garment Workers
Chinatown Community for Equitable Development, Garment Worker Center, Food Chain Workers Alliance, South Asians for Justice-Los Angeles, and United Students Against Sweatshops co-sponsored a candlelight vigil in solidarity with Bangladesh workers organizing against corporate greed and a lack of enforced safety regulations Fri May 10, 2013.
In April 2013, over 600 garment workers died in Rana Factory in Bangladesh while producing goods for global retailers like brands like Benneton, H&M, Gap, and Wal-Mart, that the factory worked with, in improving factory standards and safe workplace conditions. With the International Labor Rights Forum, the coalition is asking asking the global retailers to sign on to Fire and Building Safety agreements by May 15.
For More Reading:
“Bangladeshi Workers Need More than Boycotts” guardian.co.uk/commentisfree/2013/apr/30/bangladesh-workers-need-more-than-boycotts
“Urgent Appeal to Assist Bangladeshi Garment Worker Relief & Organizing Efforts” drumnyc.org/urgent-apeal-for-donations-to-assist-bangladeshi-garment-worker-relief-and-organizing-efforts/
Shot by Thuan Nguyen, Edited by Jenny Lin