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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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Workers of The World Unite Against Global Greed
Posted On: Apr 10, 2017
Apr. 10, 2017  | ORGANIZINGA few years ago, no one had ever heard of XPO Logistics. But today, after borrowing billions of dollars to buy up an attempt to integrate freight and drayage companies, warehouses and other pieces of the global supply chain, XPO is acclaimed as one of the largest transportation companies in the world. And its CEO, Bradley Jacobs, is lauded by some as an industry titan. But there is a monumental speed bump on Jacobs’ limousine ride to the top of the logistics industry: the haunting specter that Jacobs’ workers across the globe are beginning to organize and fight back – together! In the U.S., workers at XPO are eager to build a union with the Teamsters. The company’s response is to spend hundreds of thousands of dollars in an ongoing effort to deny these workers their federally protected right to organize… Fifteen unions representing XPO workers in nine countries have declared their willingness to take on XPO… huffingtonpost.com







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