Industrywatch: U.S. Retailers Join Alliance for Safe Work Conditions

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Major American retailers—Gap, Target, Macys, and Walmart among others—are offering a safety plan to protect workers at garment factories in Bangladesh. The main difference between the American plan and the European pact already put forward by major retailers like H&M and Zara, according to the New York Times is that the North American Alliance for Bangladesh Worker Safety does not plan to cover all the costs of factory upgrades. Instead it proposes "shared accountability" with factory owners, government, and aid agencies.

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