DC-Area Events Mark Anniversary of Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse

Wednesday, April 23, 2014

DC-Area Events Mark Anniversary of Bangladesh Garment Factory Collapse(Metropolitan Washington Council, AFL-CIO)

Two DC-area actions this week mark the 1-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza factory in Dhaka, Bangladesh, killing more than 1,100 garment workers and injuring thousands more. Today at 6p, DC Jobs with Justice will lead a community and worker delegation to deliver a letter to a local Walmart store manager demanding that Walmart take responsibility for the safety and dignity of workers throughout their global supply chain. Walmart has failed to fairly compensate the families of the workers killed or injured, and it continues to refuse to sign onto the legally-binding Accord on Fire and Building Safety. Contact JWJ at info@dcjwj.org or 202-543-1540 for the location. Tomorrow at 5:30p, the AFL-CIO, International Labor Rights Forum and United Students Against Sweatshops will rally outside the Children's Place store in Columbia Heights to demand compensation to the families of the Rana Plaza workers. photo: Huffington Post


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