I don't have a whole lot to say on the issue, but I did think I would forward this link to a petition on Change.org. Read it for yourself before you sign it, but it for the most part simply asks the major buyers to push for a worker involved fire safety plan, and the transparency to monitor such a program. Every year, hundreds of workers die in clothing and textile factories in Pakistan, India, Bangladesh, Taiwan and elsewhere. I'm not going to suggest that all of the workers should be paid US style wages, as such a thing is just obnoxious hippy dreaming, however fire safety and fire escapes are basic human rights that should be afforded to all.
Here's the link to the petition:
*"The High Cost of low Prices" is the Subtitle to a 2005 Documentary. I doubt that they'd mind me using it in this case, but I have to admit...I didn't ask. Here's a link to the Film's website: http://www.walmartmovie.com/
**UPDATE** Three managers have been arrested for refusing to allow workers to leave their stations when the Fire Alarm bells rang.
I'd also like to re-write an above sentence, since I fly solo without an editor (obviously!) I think that's allowed. so: "Every year hundreds of workers are burned alive in what can best be described as the inferno's of hell, many are overcome with smoke before the fire reaches them, but some suffer the much worse fate of having their skin roasted from their bones by temperatures upwards of 900 degree's Fahrenheit" I thought that was a little more fitting, a little truer. I spent a combined total of 9 years as a firefighter. I think I have some knowledge on the subject.