Hold Walmart Accountable for Inferno in Bangladesh
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On Wednesday, April 24th, 2013, a factory building collapse in Bangladesh killed 244 people and the death toll is rising. Worker conditions in Bangladesh keep getting worse, while clothing retailers do nothing.
This. Must. Stop. Now.
SumofUs is asking people to go to clothing retailer, GAP, to deliver a letter to managers asking GAP, a major clothing buyer from Bangladesh factories, to sign on the the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Agreement.
Groups are also organizing actions at other retailers such as Walmart. Materials to support delivery of letters to Walmart are available under "Materials" on this page
Here's a video from the worker tour currently underway in the USA. Two survivors of terrible fires in Bangladesh are traveling around the country right now. Sumi Abedin, a Bangladeshi garment worker who survived the November 24, 2012, fire that killed 112 of her coworkers at Tazreen Fashions, and Kalpona Akter is the executive director of the Bangladesh Center for Worker Solidarity (BCWS) and a former garment worker. They will be going to the Gap headquarters to confront the executives who could decide to spend $0.10 per garment to end these terrible tragedies.