Rana Plaza factory

9.21.15

Bangladeshi Sweatshops Continue to Imperil Workers’ Lives

In 2013, the Rana Plaza garment factory collapsed, killing more than 1,100 Bangladeshi workers. Despite the news coverage, sweatshops aren't much better today.

4.28.14

What We Have and Haven't Learned from the Rana Plaza Factory Disaster

It's been one year since the Bangladeshi factory collapse which killed more than 1,130 garment workers. Can the odd pang of consumer guilt be reconciled with this unfathomable tragedy?

4.24.14

There Are Still Broken Bones Buried Under Bangladesh's Collapsed Sweatshop

A year after the disaster, the grim history of Rana Plaza has delayed redevelopment, and almost nothing has been added to the site. Curiously, almost nothing has been taken away, either.

12.12.13

The Bangladeshis Who Make Your Clothes Have Been Given a Pay Raise

Minimum wage for garment workers will be increased by 77 percent, to $67 a month. Concern remains whether factory owners will abide by

12.5.13

The Bangladeshis Who Make Your Clothes Have Been Given a Pay Raise

Recent protests in Bangladesh achieved what looks like a victory over the weekend when the government announced that the minimum wage for garment workers is going to be increased by 77 percent, to $67 a month. Unfortunately, many wonder if factory...

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