Will Outrage Following the Factory Collapse in Bangladesh Lead to Safer Working Conditions?

Miles Kampf-Lassin

ITT’s Mike Elk joins Current TV’s John Fugelsang to share his perspective on whether protests following a garment factory collapse in Bangladesh will lead to safer working conditions and whether American workers face similar dangers. “In Bangladesh there is a lot of outrage about what has happened,” Elk says. “They went and they arrested the head of the factory and he’s going to face criminal charges over this so I do think that there might be some movement for change.” Elk cites the recent fertilizer plant explosion in West, Texas, as an example of why Americans should be concerned about working conditions closer to home: “This fire was preventable, but there were not the proper safety measures … I do think things like this happen in this country but on a much smaller scale.”

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Miles Kampf-Lassin, a graduate of New York University’s Gallatin School in Deliberative Democracy and Globalization, is a Web Editor at In These Times. Follow him on Twitter @MilesKLassin

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