Today in Labor History

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August 22, 2010

factory_bangladesh_wide-3201b09292609984d2c7296835db67ab4aea8dc7-s900-c85Police open fire and attack with tear gas 2,000 garment workers who block a highway in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for three hours to demand that they be paid overdue wages. In 2010, the garment industry in Bangladesh raked in $12 billion, but the minimum wage for garment workers – working 10 to 16 hours a day under hazardous conditions, six days a week – was $24 a month.

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