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Matt Davies

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  1. NebulousRikulau

    NebulousRikulau GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire, 1911.
    History repeats itself, halfway across the world.

  2. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Our man-child leader is clothed in glory! The theory of time as a parallel to space rather than as a function of space advances.

  3. cdward

    cdward said, almost 3 years ago

    It’s not happening in America because A) labor united and government stepped in to require safe working conditions, and B) corporations moved to places where they are still allowed to abuse their workers. Until every country requires safe conditions, there will be slavery. The question is: what are the morals of those who “employ” those slaves?

  4. echoraven

    echoraven said, almost 3 years ago

    @cdward

    Actually the “faulty morals” belong not only to “employers” but also to us. We keep demanding and supporting cheaper and cheaper goods and the greedy corporations are only too happy to comply by looking for more desperate people to work.

  5. ossiningaling

    ossiningaling said, almost 3 years ago

    Nice shoes, though

  6. Simon_Jester

    Simon_Jester said, almost 3 years ago

    Just ignore the troll

  7. mickey1339

    mickey1339 GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @cdward

    History shows us the markets will always seek lower cost and it seems there has always been someone to fill the slot. Japan was our first outsource, then Korea, then China. Today we have Viet Nam, India, Mexico and a few South American countries filling the void. Unfortunately expecting them to adopt morals doesn’t satisfy the end consumer market (us demanding cheaper products). The only avenue dealing with that is don’t buy the products. There are still clothes made in America. Google “american made clothing brands.”

  8. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    It’s not surprising that lma failed to draw a link between the Triangle fire and the fire in Bangledesh. Regulations on worker safety are ‘government interference’.

  9. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    We have workers falling off of cell phone towers here. Billion dollar companies skirt the safety laws by hiring subcontractors, who hire little subcontractors who bear the responsibility if something goes wrong.

  10. John Orr

    John Orr GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @masterskrain:
    Amazon has over 160,000 products made in the USA. There is also madeinusaforever dot com.

  11. Uncle Joe

    Uncle Joe GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    @echoraven

    And of course, the companies that were having their clothing produced in that factory are all claiming, they didn’t know their goods were being produced there.

  12. D PB

    D PB said, almost 3 years ago

    @Uncle Joe

    I worked in one of the most dangerous industries in the world. The “Billion dollar company” spent significant amounts of money for safety equipment and training, and did so for subs as well. Significant numbers of people couldn’t be bothered with wearing the equipment, it took to long to put on, it was uncomfortable, etc.
    There are laws that designate what is required for worker safety, no company in their right mind would violate those laws in this country. Also, companies want to keep their workers working, it cost less to keep a work in work then it does to pay for their recovery after an accident and the cost of a temporary replacement.
    Your argument is faulty and not based on fact.
    You a union member with a gripe?

  13. I Play One On TV

    I Play One On TV said, almost 3 years ago

    @D PB: It’s still a management issue. If your worker does not want to work safely, the worker should be disciplined in some way. Allowing workers under your supervision to disregard safety rules, especially when set by the employer, means that any injuries or deaths resulting from allowing workers to disregard rules is the supervisor’s responsibility. I will agree that those in the ivory towers may not know what their middle management are or are not doing, but their job is to ensure that the middle managers are doing theirs.

  14. Wabbit

    Wabbit GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    I feel bad for the ones who live in high rises over the factories, and to keep them from suicide they have to put up safety nets! Real ones!

  15. BrassOrchid

    BrassOrchid GoComics PRO Member said, almost 3 years ago

    Presidential administrations take blame for legislation and fiscal policies created in the legislative branch. Confusion reigns. The mystery of the Three Shells from Demolition Man continues.

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