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Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:14 AM

 

Bangladesh: The Ultimate Right to Work State

http://www.uppitywis.org/content/bangladesh-ultimate-right-work-state

Scott Walker, the Club for Growth, The McIver Institute, ALEC, the Heritage Foundation and other 'Free Market' think tanks continue to make villains out of unions and pressure states to become “right-to -work” states. Walker did promise Diane Hendricks (one of his Plutocrat co-owners) that he would “divide and conquer” the Wisconsin's middle class in his determination to make Wisconsin a “right-to-work” state. He has done this successfully, with the help of right-wing radio, and now Wisconsinites are pitted against each other, private employees are pitted against public employees and rural against urban dwellers. But, no reduction in wages and workers rights will satisfy the plutocrats who own Walker. As long as there is a 14 year girl in Bangladesh who they can force to work for $38 a month, these billionaires will not be happy with American workers making anything more than minimum wage. In fact, Ron Johnson, our Senior Senator recently told a constituent that he supports the lowering of the minimum wage as a stimulant to job creation. Just as there is no end to their greed and no amount of money or profit that will satisfy the free market folks, there is no limit to the sacrifice that they will expect from labor and workers to increase their profits.

Look at the label in any recent garment you may have purchased. If it is from Bangladesh it is from a “Right-to-Work” state. Bangladesh has 3.5 million workers in 4,825 garment factories. These workers produce goods for export to the global market, principally Europe and North America. The Bangladeshi garment industry generates 80% of the country’s total export revenue. However, similar to the United States, the wealth generated by the workers has led to few improvements in the lives of those same workers, 85% of whom are women.

The majority of garment workers in Bangladesh earn little more than the minimum wage, set at approximately $38 a month. Remember those pesky American Labor unions and their greedy demands for decent salaries, the eight hour day, safe working conditions, week-ends off. These unreasonable demands have no place in Bangladesh, and for that matter, in Ron Johnson's America.

A recent report by the 'War on Want” NGO reveals; “As well as earning a pittance, Bangladeshi factory workers face appalling conditions. Many are forced to work 14-16 hours a day seven days a week, with some workers finishing at 3am only to start again the same morning at 7.30am. On top of this, workers face unsafe, cramped and hazardous conditions which often lead to work injuries and factory fires. Since 1990, more than 400 workers have died and several thousand more have been wounded in 50 major factory fires. Sexual harassment and discrimination is widespread and many women workers have reported that the right to maternity leave is not upheld by employers. Factory management also take steps to prevent the formation of trade unions, a right protected under the Freedom of Association and Collective Bargaining ILO Conventions, which Bangladesh ratified in 1972.”

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:26 AM

1. The 1% want to reduce the rest of us to the status of serf in the feudal ages.

We're not slaves-slaves have to be fed and housed. Serfs are on their own when not working their ass off for the master class.

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Response to Scuba (Original post)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:30 AM

2. Go Read the Scott Walker Facebook Page. His supporters are like Moonies. He has a good shot at WH.

 

They will be voting for Walker simply because they are voting against the liberal Menace.

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Response to Katashi_itto (Reply #2)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:38 AM

3. Oh, I know. I live here.

 

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Response to Scuba (Reply #3)

Fri Feb 27, 2015, 08:40 AM

4. Damn you poor bastard!

 



Sort of the same here. New Orleans is a liberal city. Louisiana is the right wing 3rd world country that surrounds it.

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