Thursday, June 27, 2013
U.S. to Suspend Trade Privileges With Bangladesh Over Labour Safety Standards
The NYT reports that the Obama administration on Thursday will suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh over concerns about safety problems and labor rights violations in that country’s garment industry, according to administration and Congressional officials. This follows a factory building collapse there in April, killing 1,129 workers, and a factory fire killing 112 workers last November. See full article here.