Three weeks after 1127 garment workers died in an eight-story building collapse, the Bangladeshi government has made some concessions to organized labor. But angry protests have led to a lockout in more than 200 factories. Some of Europe's largest retailers have agreed to pay for improved health and safety, but WalMart, Sears, JC Penny and the Gap have not signed on. How responsible are they for working conditions in a global economy? Can American shoppers make any difference?
Bangladeshi Workers, the Garment Industry and US Consumers
- Steven Greenhouse - labor reporter and author of “Beaten Down, Worked Up: The Past, Present, and Future of American Labor” - @greenhousenyt
- Scott Nova - Worker Rights Consortium - @ScottNova_WRC
- Jagdish Bhagwati - Columbia University - @columbia_econ
- Ellen Ruppel Shell - The Atlantic - @EllenRuppelShel