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1 elizajane  Thu, Mar 24, 2011 9:46:59am

Why are the clothes in your closet still so unbelievably inexpensive, in spite of unionized workers? Because the abuses have simply shifted, with the jobs, overseas. Only a few months ago, dozens of garment workers in Bangladesh perished in a fire because of unsafe working conditions; in fact, over the past five years, hundreds of garment workers have died in fires there.

Moreover, when garment workers there tried to go on strike in December of last year, they were shot by the police.

Sometimes I really think that the Republicans want us to become Bangladesh.

2 shutdown  Thu, Mar 24, 2011 9:52:26am

re: #1 elizajane

Their approach to labor rights and education will turn us into a Chinese export platform, if enacted.

3 Buck  Thu, Mar 24, 2011 12:40:36pm

Even today thousands of schools are filled with teachers who are overcrowded, underage, illegal immigrants and paid almost nothing. Teachers and other State government employees.

The many teachers who suffer in what can only be described as “sweat shops”, are beaten if they don’t produce the quota of education. Education they could not afford for themselves, but is really only affordable by the rich and for the wealthy who have no idea of the slave like conditions the teachers toil under.

4 shutdown  Thu, Mar 24, 2011 2:22:17pm

re: #3 Buck

Even today thousands of schools are filled with teachers who are overcrowded, underage, illegal immigrants and paid almost nothing. Teachers and other State government employees.

The many teachers who suffer in what can only be described as “sweat shops”, are beaten if they don’t produce the quota of education. Education they could not afford for themselves, but is really only affordable by the rich and for the wealthy who have no idea of the slave like conditions the teachers toil under.

What the heck are you talking about?


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