If there is any doubt in anyone’s mind about the exploitation of workers abroad by Wal Mart — and how it uses poorly paid workers in factories with horrible working conditions — take a look at this factory in Bangladesh that made clothes
for retailers such as Wal-Mart Stores. Over 100 workers were killed. It is important to let our communities know that the reason they can buy cheaply at Wal Mart is because of the low wages and the poor working conditions that they subject workers to — abroad and here at home.
In a garment factory in Bangladesh, 112 factory workers were burned alive – the emergency exits were locked from the outside. Inspectors for Walmart had designated the factory to be “high risk”, but did not enforce greater safety procedures.
Tell Walmart to join an independent fire safety inspection program to prevent tragedies like this.