Thursday, April 25, 2013

Labor Activists Join Bangladesh Factory Fire Survivor in Protest at Gap Headquarters

About 150 protesters rallied outside the international headquarters of The Gap in San Francisco on Thursday, calling on the company to join other apparel manufacturers in a safety agreement aimed at preventing deadly fires in Bangladeshi factories. They were joined by a survivor of November's Tazreen factory fire, which killed 112 people in Dhaka–mostly young women and girls. The protest outside the Gap's towering office complex on the San Francisco Bay was planned long before this week's deadly factory collapse in Bangladesh's capital city. John Hamilton reports.