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April 24, 2013: An eight-story building housing garment factories in Dhaka, Bangladesh collapses, killing 1,129 workers and injuring 2,515. A day earlier cracks had been found in the structure, but factory officials, who had contracts with Benneton and other major U.S. labels, insisted the workers return to the job the next day.

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What Slashing the Labor Dept. Budget by 21 Precent Would Mean
Updated On: Mar 21, 2017
Mar. 20, 2017 | ECONOMY | The Trump administration’s “budget blueprint” cuts include a 21 percent, or $2.5 billion, reduction in the Department of Labor’s budget. The budget would reduce funding for or eliminate programs that provide job training to low-income workers, unemployed seniors, disadvantaged youth and for state-based job training grants. It eliminated the Occupational Safety and Health Administration’s (OSHA) training grants as well as the independent Chemical Safety Board. Eliminating the Chemical Safety Board (CSB) would mean no independent federal agency dedicated to investing devastating industrial accidents such as the Deepwater Horizon disaster, the West Fertilizer plant explosion… truth-out.org







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