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* * Date: Sept 13, 2012 Source: New York Times
Link: http://nyti.ms/PeJvdu Headline/Title: Fighting for Bangladesh Labor, and Ending Up in Pauper’s Grave
*Summary:* It is unclear if Mr. Islam was killed because of his work, and it is possible that he was killed for an altogether different motive. But his labor advocacy had collided with powerful interests in Bangladesh, now the second leading exporter of apparel in the world, after China. Cheap, nonunion labor is essential to the export formula in Bangladesh, where the minimum wage for garment workers is $37 a month. Unions are almost nonexistent in apparel factories.
* **Author:* Jim Yardley For the Full Article/Report, See: http://nyti.ms/PeJvdu
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