Garment Fig Leaf

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

This “garment” comes cheap to billion-dollar corporations like Wal-Mart — a $45 million outlay to cover up safety and health in factories in Bangladesh. Cheap. At the cost of more human life, you can bank on it.

The Bangladeshi Triangle Shirtwaist Fire

In General Interest by Jonathan Tasini0 Comments

When I first read about the horrendous fire in Bangladesh, I immediately thought of the Triangle Shirtwaist Fire in New York in 1911 — more than 100 years ago. In many ways, nothing has changed. In some ways, somethings have changed.