Gallery: Obama Suspends Bangladesh Trade Perks Over Worker Rights


Photo by Andrew Biraj for Reuters

President Obama has suspended Bangladesh’s duty-free trade privileges in an effort to pressure the government to improve working conditions for garment workers. The move comes after a clothing factory collapsed in April, killing 1,129 workers and shining an international spotlight on the dismal conditions faced by workers that make clothes for brands like Gap Inc. and Walmart.

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1 Comment

  1. legalegl July 1, 2013 at 10:22 am

    WalMart is the epitome of profits before people….both here, and abroad.

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