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Here’s What We’re Reading: Tuesday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Help 'Kickstart' Walmart Workers' Documentary

Many of us know the hardships that Walmart workers in the U.S. and in Walmart’s global supply chain endure. But their stories need to be told far and wide, and you have the chance to bring Walmart workers’ battle for justice to a wider audience.

 

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1 Year After Rana Plaza, Survivors, Families Struggle to Survive

Families of those killed at Rana Plaza gathered yesterday at the site of the collapse. None of the families pictured have received compensation. Photo: Solidarity Center

One year ago today, as the walls of the multistory Rana Plaza building collapsed around her, Moriom Begum was trapped, injured and unable to move in the dark, surrounded by the lifeless bodies of her co-workers.

To donate to the workers directly, contribute to the Bangladesh Worker Rights Defense Fund

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Bangladesh Worker Rights Defense Fund

Bangladesh union members. Photo: Shawna Bader-Blau

Bangladeshi union organizer Hasina Akter was talking with garment workers in Dhaka when a group of at least 20 people accosted her, as well as the three other union organizers and a worker leader who were with her. She and her companions were threatened and beaten, one into unconsciousness. Two organizers had to be hospitalized following the assault, and the factory worker went into hiding.

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'I Thought I Wouldn't Survive': Rana Plaza Survivors Tell Their Stories

'I Thought I Wouldn't Survive': Rana Plaza Survivors Tell Their Stories

“I thought I wouldn’t survive,” Aklima Khanam said, as she described how she felt when she was trapped under machinery in the collapsed Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, one of the most deadly workplace accidents in history. Khanam and Aleya Akter, both garment workers, came to the AFL-CIO on Monday to discuss the ongoing struggle to obtain justice and prevent more needless deaths in the garment industry.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Friday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families’ news we're reading today (after the jump).

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103 Years After Triangle Shirtwaist Fire, Many Still Fight Workplace Safety Laws

Today is the 103nd anniversary of the Triangle Shirtwaist Factory Fire in New York's Greenwich Village. The tragedy took the lives of 146 young immigrant garment workers. Most were trapped and died behind the building’s locked doors and others plunged to their deaths as they jumped from windows from the eighth floor and above.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Thursday News Roundup

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Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today (after the jump).

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Tell Maker of the North Face, Timberland to Sign Bangladeshi Fire and Safety Pact

Tell Maker of the North Face, Timberland to Sign Bangladeshi Fire and Safety Pact

Following the tragic building collapse that killed more than 1,100 Bangladeshi garment workers last April and fires in 2012 that claimed the lives of more than 400 clothing workers, Bangladeshi workers began building a global movement to make sure it will never happen again.

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Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here’s What We’re Reading: Wednesday News Roundup

Here are some headlines from the working families news we're reading today: (after the jump)

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