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Cracks In The Building

ILLUSTRATION: Poster: The center of textile workers in Belgium (to reduce working hours)
Credit: Musée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, BelgiumMusée Royaux des Beaux-Arts, Brussels, Belgium

Bangladesh’s garment factory collapse at Rana Plaza has put pressure on U.S. companies to respond.

Charles Kernaghan has been working for years to push companies and governments to prioritize the rights of workers in Bangladesh and elsewhere.

On this edition of The Story, he talks with host Dick Gordon about the string of recent tragedies and the complex web of forces that make change so difficult.

Hear this interview at The Story's site. Also in this show: Adam Davis, who taught eight science classes at three colleges in Pittsburgh, has met with the United Steelworkers to talk about unionizing; and the Teenage Diary of Juan, who crossed the Rio Grande into the U.S. with his family.