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Cut and run? Or stay and build Bangladesh?

May 10th, 2013
11:34 AM ET

By Samuel Burke, CNN

The Bangladesh factory collapse two weeks ago has, at last count, killed over 1,000 people.

The country’s prime minister, Sheikh Hasina, has laid part of the blame for that tragedy on the Western retailers that flock to that country to take advantage of cheap labor.

Minimum wage in Bangladesh is a measly $38 a month, but the heartbreaking images of people being pulled out of rubble could be a catalyst for Western consumers and retailers to insist on better conditions for workers there.

The Walt Disney Company has already pulled out – but is that the right way to make things better? Some of the biggest retailers in the world, like Walmart, H&M, Gap and JCPenney still remain.  FULL POST


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