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?

1 comment:

Dr. Worden said...

The ordeal of the 19 year old woman in the rubble for 18 days reminds me of the Pope's comments, linking the low wage there to sinning against God In this essay, corporate responsibility is related to the Pope's rationale: at the Worden Report.