Take Action Now: Tell Gap to sign on to the Bangladesh Worker Safety Agreement
April 25, 2013
Yesterday 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.
Here's what you need to know to deliver a letter to GAP today.
Groups are also organizing actions at other retailers such as Walmart. Check the events on this page as they get posted today.
Here's a video from the worker tour that is going on right now. 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.
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