Tag: Bangladesh

Though It Dictates Demand, Walmart Ignores Workers in Its Supply Chain

June 12, 2015

Walmart is not only the world’s largest retailer and private employer; it’s also the overseer of one of the largest supply chains in the world. Walmart exerts enormous pressure on its suppliers and even has million-plus square foot warehouses just for its own products. Even though Walmart exerts an enormous… Read More»

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One Year Later, Walmart Still Shirks Responsibility for Supply Chain Catastrophes

April 23, 2014

April 24 marks the one-year anniversary of the collapse of the Rana Plaza building in Bangladesh, where at least 1,138 people were killed and more than 2,500 were injured. Known as the worst garment industry catastrophe in history, the building collapsed only months after the deadliest factory fire in Bangladesh’s… Read More»

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Walmart Workers in China Demand Compensation After Abrupt Store Closings

April 3, 2014

In the first organized resistance to Walmart in China, hundreds of workers in the Hunan and Anhui Provinces are demanding compensation after the company abruptly closed a store in Chengde last month. In a letter to the AFL-CIO, one worker from the store described employees being literally dragged from their… Read More»

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