Global week of solidarity with Bangladeshi garment workers [via KALW Radio]

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On the KALW radio show Your Call, Elizabeth Cline joins in to discuss the weeklong solidarity campaign with garment workers in Bangladesh. Sarah Newell, of the International labor Rights Forum, was also on the show. Activist groups and workers are demanding safe factories, freedom of association, and fair wages. Bangladesh is the world’s second largest garment exporter, but the four million workers, who are the backbone of the global apparel industry, are among the worst-paid in the world. How are workers in Bangladesh organizing for fair wages and better working conditions?

Listen to the full show here.

Web Resources:

Clean Clothes Campaign

Elizabeth Cline

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