In response to the increasing toll on the lives of
garment workers in Bangladesh, the Bangladesh Workers Solidarity was formed in
We are made up of concerned individuals and groups in the Boston area.
We seek to spread awareness
about the conditions faced by workers, primarily the nearly four million garment
workers in Bangladesh. We do this in the realization that
Demands made by the workers
themselves is our guiding principle
Collective bargaining rights
such as unions are essential to ensuring safety of workers
The race to bottom imposed upon
workers in Bangladesh can only be resisted in solidarity with workers
In coalition with other progressive groups in the Boston Area, the
offers an open platform to all for participation in creative solutions to the
challenges facing our people. We meet every week to debate, organize and plan.
Please contact us at info@bangladeshWorkersSupportNetwork.org for more
Keep the struggle in Bangladesh, the memory of Rana and Tazreen,
and the state of work conditions in the garment factories in the popular
consciousness and in the media.
Educate ourselves and our networks, about the conditions, the
production processes, the alignment of power centers facing Bangladeshi
workers, and garment workers more generally.
Identify and act on pressure points in Bangladesh and among the
buyers in the West, and win concrete gains or reforms that will materially benefit
the workers' lives.
Create and strengthen links to existing
activist groups who work on related issues, as well as to unions and
worker-community organizations who share common concerns and interests,
both in Bangladesh and here in the US.