Could You Imagine Being Caught INSIDE A FIRE In a Skyscraper Factory ?
American News Media Ignored This Story Shamelessly, but we will not.
Take a look at the faces of the people in the crowd. they are the relatives of those trapped in the fire in this highrise deathtrap. this is Americas corporate legacy in Bangladesh.
Imagine more than 10,000 workers trapped inside this inferno; on the 9th, 10th and 11th floor of a sweatshop.. Making Your Abecrombie, JC P and Gap Gear.. It’s Just Bloody WRONG
Reports say that this building was filled with 10,000 women workers, with no way out in the event of a fire. Unbelievable, that this is still allowed in 2011 anywhere in the world. especially with the so called human rights agreements built into these manufacturing contracts.
We’re glad we don’t wear JC P’s, Abercrombie Or Gap. We’re also glad we don’t shop at their stores, because this would make us burn the merchandise. There’s no reason for these american sweatshop owners to reject the offer they were made. they should be grateful that they are not paying the damages that would be levied by a US Court for the murder of these innocent workers.
It’s time that the dirty secrets in manufacturing be exposed, and that those who buy the bloody goods share the guilt. America stand up for your economic co-partners in Bangladesh. They loose their lives for .35 an hour and are burned alive; so that you can wear cheap clothes and ignore the consequences.
Nearly one year ago, a tragic and preventable fire at a factory in Bangladesh claimed the lives of 30 workers — workers who spent their days making clothes for several American companies, including Abercrombie, Gap, and JC Penney.
Last January, 65,000 Change.org members signed a petition asking seven companies to provide just compensation to the families who lost their loved ones in this fire — a fire that could have been averted had the factory adhered to rigorous safety standards.
That petition worked. All seven companies agreed to compensate the families of the workers who died in the fire, and negotiations are underway right now. But now JC Penney has gone back on its promise to help — its team has walked away from the negotiating table.
The International Labor Rights Forum is the organization that’s taken the lead on this campaign from the beginning — back in January, ILRF organizers told us that the Change.org petition was crucial in pressuring all seven companies to commit to fairly compensate the victims’ families and take meaningful steps toward fire safety.
These companies are terrified of bad public relations, and they know that a petition on Change.org with thousands of signatures is a powerful tool in the media. After the previous petition gained 65,000 signatures, a spokesperson from Target said this us: “I want to understand what we have to do to get our brand off the Change.org petition … Tell me what we need to do, and we will try to do it.”
The only reason JC Penney is walking away from negotiations now is that they think no one will notice. They got their good press by promising to help, and now they’re breaking their word, free and clear. It’s imperative that we show them — and the other six companies still negotiating — that if they don’t follow through on their promise to fairly compensate the victims’ families and improve their fire safety, there will be consequences.
Please sign the petition today to tell JC Penney to return to negotiations and keep their promise to compensate the families of the workers who burned to death in a preventable fire:
Thanks for being a change-maker,
- Amanda and the Change.org team
It’s time we stood with those who are the victims of American Corporate greed and demanded the corporate slavers do the right thing.
Today We simply ask you to Sign the Petition and to Boycott all purchases from Abercrombie, Gap, and JC Penny until they sit down at the table and sign the deal. Otherwise these people lost their lives for nothing.
America Demand Your Dollars Represent Change and Rights Today instead of the Gap in Our Morals as Human Beings,