This story from fashionunited.co.uk, reflects the negative criticism the American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety is receiving as it begins to implement the plan to meet its September deadline. [caption id="attachment_1204" align="aligncenter" width="311"] Credit-http://www.bangladeshworkersafety.org[/caption]     Major US retailers including Gap and Walmart are expected to begin implementing the Bangladesh safety-plan, to meet the September 10 deadline. In the wake...

Fast Retailing Joins Inditex, H&M’s Bangladesh Safety Accord [caption id="attachment_1175" align="aligncenter" width="190"] A tag with Fast Retailing Co.'s Uniqlo logo is displayed on a sweater at the company's store in the Ginza district of Tokyo. Credit- Bloomberg[/caption]   Fast Retailing Co. (9983), Asia’s largest clothing retailer, joined Inditex SA (ITX) and Hennes & Mauritz AB (HMB) in signing an accord to improve factory safety in Bangladesh after an...

Story sourced from Bloomberg News.  [caption id="attachment_1213" align="aligncenter" width="480"] Mourners hold up portraits of their missing relatives at the disaster scene during the one hundredth-day anniversary of the Rana Plaza garment building collapse in Savar, on the outskirts of Dhaka, on August 2, 2013. Credit- Munir uz Zaman/AFP via Getty Images[/caption] A meeting to determine compensation for victims of two factory disasters in Bangladesh was postponed until September...

Garment worker woes, in Bangladesh, are not a recent development. In this report from the International Labor Rights Forum in 2010, the suffering and repression of factory labor in Bangladesh is made apparent. Their meager monthly wage of $43 not only far behind their demand for $72, but was also nutritionally less than prisoners in the country! Trade union leaders and human rights groups that challenged their unfair situation were subjugated. The recipe was ripe for disaster and it hit three...

In an interview with Boston Global Forum (BGF), esteemed journalist, political analyst and author, Hedrick Smith, lends a political historian’s perspective to explain the reactions of American retailers to the tragic Rana Plaza collapse in Bangladesh, in April 2014. Smith’s book WHO STOLE THE AMERICAN DREAM describes the transition and evolution of the American economy over the latter half of the 20th century. Smith explains how industrial trends like switching from push manufacturing to...