Fri Nov 30, 2012, 07:53 AM
Omaha Steve (65,052 posts)
Sears, Disney, and Walmart | Blood on their Hands
Undoubtedly you’ve heard about the horrific fire that stole the lives of 117 people in a Bangladeshi garment factory this past weekend.
The factory made clothing for Walmart, Disney, and Sears. In short, the safety conditions were atrocious – insufficient fire escapes, blocked exits, and a lack of sprinklers. Three managers have been arrested, charged with insisting the alarm was a routine fire drill and that workers remain at their stations. There have even been allegations of arson.
Today, in the third straight day of protests, over 5,000 people walked out of their factory jobs in a massive demonstration against the appalling conditions in Bangladeshi factories which led to such needless loss this past weekend.
This story will surely snowball into a complex, murky, and political affair where everyone will try to evade responsibility. As early as Monday Walmart started distancing itself from the events by firing the supplier who subcontracted work to the Tarzeen factory. The factory was given a “high risk” safety rating by a Walmart audit in 2011, and according to the retail giant, the supplier was working with the factory in violation of Walmart’s policies.
FULL story at link.
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Fri Nov 30, 2012, 08:01 AM
SummerSnow (7,730 posts)
2. Shameful ...
A Walmart in NJ had locked their doors to keep the night workers in forced to do OT.If they had left they would be fired.One employee tried to leave and couldn't get the door open.Sounds like a pattern to me.