Tuesday, November 27, 2012

Bangladesh Factory Fire May Have Started in New York

Was the Bangladesh Factory Fire the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire of the Global economy? Will this be the international incident that brings to the surface the working conditions of the poor around the globe whose sweat, blood and tears produce the racks of cheap shirts at Walmart?

An over-crowded garment factory, a fire, locked doors, no sprinklers or working extinguishers and workers jumping to their deaths. Eerily similar fact patterns.

The Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York City prompted new regulations, safety standards and the International Ladies Garment Workers Union. What will result from the Bangladesh Factory Fire?