Ralph Lauren: Protect Bangladeshi Workers
Thu, Aug 7, 2014 at 08:30 AM to at 09:30 AM
Last year, an eight-story garment factory collapsed in Dhaka, killing more than 1,100 workers and leaving over 2,500 injured and maimed. The Rana Plaza disaster was by far the deadliest garment factory accident in history, killing nearly 10 times as many workers as 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire. The collapse has triggered massive protests in Bangladesh and an international campaign calling for major retailers to provide compensation for the survivors of the disaster and sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety, an agreement that stipulates basic safety standards for suppliers in Bangladesh’s multi-billion dollar garment industry.
On Thursday, August 7th at 8:30am, join the AFL-CIO and Nazma Akter, President of the Sommilito Garments Sramik Federation to demand that Ralph Lauren join the Accord on Fire and Building Safety!
Supporters will gather outside of the Ralph Lauren shareholders meeting taking place at the St. Regis Hotel (2 East 55th St at Fifth Ave).