Factory safety and labor protections; the difference between the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and Rana Plaza

Factory safety and labor protections; the difference between the Triangle Shirtwaist factory fire and Rana Plaza

On the anniversary of the Triangle factory fire, it’s important to remember that tragedy doesn’t always yield opportunity. In a globally integrated economy, we can’t rely on poorly resourced governments to undertake similar transitions toward greater oversight and greater value on their own. 

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The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

The U.S. National Action Plan on Business and Human Rights should encourage higher standards for human rights

As it finalizes its own National Action Plan, the United States is well poised to set a new standard for government action to advance efforts by businesses to respect human rights. The test will be whether the plan includes meaningful changes in US policies and practices.  

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