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(Huffington Post UK)   Although their cause is just, maybe these Bangladeshi workers have not thought their cunning work plan all the way through   (huffingtonpost.co.uk) divider line 31
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2013-12-04 11:31:02 AM  
"We were the biggest supplier of Gap in Bangladesh," Nur-e-Alam, a senior manager of factory owner Standard Group

The Gap troll frowns on their shenanigans.
 
2013-12-04 11:42:00 AM  
Historically violence seems to work pretty well in these situations, I doubt the Waltons would give a shiat about a bunch of them standing around with picket signs.
 
2013-12-04 11:43:04 AM  
MAD has been adopted by many groups now that they have been shown the success of it.
The rich leave few tools for their tools.
 
2013-12-04 11:43:20 AM  
Subby didn't think his headline all the through, either.
 
2013-12-04 11:44:09 AM  
I think perhaps they have, subby.  They've tried other ways to get people to listen to them,  tried to get their ostensible democratic government to do something about the literal death traps they work in under inhuman conditions.  So far to no avail, because money speaks louder than they can.   Well, if money is the only thing the factory owners care about, then the only way to get them to reform is to start costing them money.   When civil society and peaceful processes break down, violence is often the only voice left for the powerless.
 
2013-12-04 11:44:27 AM  
Hit the company where it really hurts them?  Sounds like a good plan to me.
 
2013-12-04 11:44:46 AM  
Meh, I'm sure those workers can just find another hastily-built sweatshop to hire them.
 
2013-12-04 11:44:50 AM  

gopher321: "We were the biggest supplier of Gap in Bangladesh," Nur-e-Alam, a senior manager of factory owner Standard Group

The Gap troll frowns on their shenanigans.


People in Bangladesh wear Gap?
 
2013-12-04 11:45:54 AM  
Look for the union label. Hated that song.
 
2013-12-04 11:46:23 AM  

gopher321: "We were the biggest supplier of Gap in Bangladesh," Nur-e-Alam, a senior manager of factory owner Standard Group

The Gap troll frowns on their shenanigans.


Headso: Historically violence seems to work pretty well in these situations, I doubt the Waltons would give a shiat about a bunch of them standing around with picket signs.


snocone: MAD has been adopted by many groups now that they have been shown the success of it.
The rich leave few tools for their tools.


bleeblahbloo: Subby didn't think his headline all the through, either.


Magorn: I think perhaps they have, subby.  They've tried other ways to get people to listen to them,  tried to get their ostensible democratic government to do something about the literal death traps they work in under inhuman conditions.  So far to no avail, because money speaks louder than they can.   Well, if money is the only thing the factory owners care about, then the only way to get them to reform is to start costing them money.   When civil society and peaceful processes break down, violence is often the only voice left for the powerless.


Well it's settled then 4 out of 5 Farker agree, the workers are doing what they have to.
 
2013-12-04 11:47:32 AM  
Move to a more hospitable climate and relocate the positive influences.
 
2013-12-04 11:48:40 AM  

bleeblahbloo: Subby didn't think his headline all the through, either.


I see I'm not needed here.
 
2013-12-04 11:49:24 AM  

uncleacid: Look for the union label. Hated that song.


Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

They say in Harlan County
There are no neutrals there.
You'll either be a union man
Or a thug for J. H. Blair.

(Chorus) 

My dady was a miner,
And I'm a miner's son,
He'll be with you fellow workers
Until this battle's won.

(Chorus) 

Oh workers can you stand it?
Oh tell me how you can?
Will you be a lousy scab
Or will you be a man?

(Chorus) 

Come all you good workers,
Good news to you I'll tell
Of how the good old union
Has come in here to dwell. 


wonder how you translate that song into Bangledeshi?
 
2013-12-04 11:51:10 AM  

Magorn: Well it's settled then 4 out of 5 Farker agree, the workers are doing what they have to.


What about 30 Helens?
 
2013-12-04 11:51:23 AM  

Arkanaut: Meh, I'm sure those workers can just find another hastily-built sweatshop to hire them.


Meh, I'm pissed. I hope my Walmart pajamas don't cost more than $9.95 this year.
 
2013-12-04 11:54:02 AM  
Looks like it might have been cheaper for the owner to have paid his workers better.
 
2013-12-04 11:54:40 AM  
I blame George Harrison.
 
2013-12-04 11:54:45 AM  
Plutocrat brainwashing has been successful in the U.S.  In Bangladesh, it hasn't been deemed cost-effective yet.
 
2013-12-04 11:56:15 AM  

mutterfark: Looks like it might have been cheaper for the owner to have paid his workers better.


On the balance sheet, probably not!  :D
 
2013-12-04 11:57:44 AM  
Their only mistake was not making sure the owners and management weren't locked in first.
 
2013-12-04 11:58:06 AM  
Bangladeshi Workers, Among Lowest Paid In World
Bangladeshi garment workers' minimum wage was, up until this weekend, 3,000 takas, or less than £25 a month.

But millions of garment workers--key players in a supply chain that produces inexpensive clothing for Western retailers got a pay raise over the weekend, as a new government-mandated minimum wage of around £40 a month kicked in.


Ok I think it is fair to ask just how much will 40 pounds/approx.$65.50 will buy you in Bangladesh? It turns out not much. You would definitely need to be a two income family to come close to something approaching a western lifestyle. However if you could do without indoor plumbing etc might be more doable.

Prices in Bangladesh
 
2013-12-04 11:59:08 AM  
Rule of thumb,,,
If the workers are not paid enough to consume the product they work on, the Nuke Option will appear.
 
2013-12-04 12:00:21 PM  

Serious Post on Serious Thread: Their only mistake was not making sure the owners and management weren't locked in first.


A cottage industry faces no such problems.
 
2013-12-04 12:00:30 PM  
Reportedly Inconsolable:

blog.zap2it.com
 
2013-12-04 12:17:40 PM  

Magorn: uncleacid: Look for the union label. Hated that song.

Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?
Which side are you on boys?
Which side are you on?

They say in Harlan County
There are no neutrals there.
You'll either be a union man
Or a thug for J. H. Blair.

(Chorus)

My dady was a miner,
And I'm a miner's son,
He'll be with you fellow workers
Until this battle's won.

(Chorus)

Oh workers can you stand it?
Oh tell me how you can?
Will you be a lousy scab
Or will you be a man?

(Chorus)

Come all you good workers,
Good news to you I'll tell
Of how the good old union
Has come in here to dwell.


wonder how you translate that song into Bangledeshi?


We will stand behind you
Until the day is won.
We will not back down
till the needful has been done!
 
2013-12-04 12:43:29 PM  

snocone: Rule of thumb,,,
If the workers are not paid enough to consume the product they work on, the Nuke Option will appear.


Your thumb is an idiot
 
2013-12-04 01:01:25 PM  
"We need these [factory] jobs. But we want these jobs with dignity... with safe working conditions, decent wages, and a voice in the workplace, and a unionized work place."

Haha, no. Western Job Creators need a product that can be produced dirt cheap in a foreign sweatshop, marked up 1000%, and sold to rubes who probably send $20/year to a charity somewhere and feel like they are making the world a better place. If your little third-world hellhole can't provide that for us, we'll find another one that will. We Americans love to talk about things like worker protections and ending the exploitation of the third world, but we're sure as hell not gonna spend an extra 15% on an overpriced piece of hipster fashion to help achieve it, so get back to work slave. You are highly expendable and easily replaceable, so either take the crumbs that we give you and be happy about it, or crawl back to your hovel and die. Either way, we're going to get what we want, and your silly little protests aren't going to change anything.
 
2013-12-04 03:23:57 PM  

CMYK and PMS: snocone: Rule of thumb,,,
If the workers are not paid enough to consume the product they work on, the Nuke Option will appear.

Your thumb is an idiot


Ever hear of a sabot?
 
2013-12-04 11:04:39 PM  
They hurt themselves, yes. But they hurt their abusers more. Good on 'em.
 
2013-12-05 09:13:12 AM  

hasty ambush: Prices in Bangladesh



"Internet (6 Mbps, Unlimited Data, Cable/ADSL) 38.14 $"

I hate you, Time Warner.
 
2013-12-05 03:55:43 PM  

snocone: CMYK and PMS: snocone: Rule of thumb,,,
If the workers are not paid enough to consume the product they work on, the Nuke Option will appear.

Your thumb is an idiot

Ever hear of a sabot?


At one time in my life I made TF39 engines for the military. I could not afford to buy a C5A aircraft. You are just stupid.
 
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