Minimum Security by Stephanie McMillan

Minimum Security

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  1. Archimedes

    Archimedes said, 10 months ago

    Merry Christmas to you too Miss McMillan.

  2. A_Dream4u

    A_Dream4u said, 10 months ago

    The Copper bosses shot you Joe, shout you down says I,
    Takes more than guns to kill a man, says Joe I didn’t die,
    says Joe I didn’t die!
    In every factory floor, and in every mine and mill, where working folk defend their rights.
    It’s there you’ll find Joe Hill,
    It’s there you’ll find Joe Hill…

    Aww higher labor costs! OMG! I guess some bratty undeserving 1% kid will just have to settle for a BMW instead of a Bentley this year. Please excuse me, I’m off to the soup kitchen with my family for “Christmas dinnner”.

    If I had a hammer….. I’d SMASH THE STATE!

  3. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @rick scott

    Give a person a good paying job. Most of the poor are working crappy paying jobs because that is all there is.

  4. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @Jeff Kiser

    So much has been farmed out over the past 40 years it is near impossible to get one totally made in America. Next try?

  5. Night-Gaunt49

    Night-Gaunt49 said, 10 months ago

    @rick scott

    I find it curious that you only mention “union thugs” but never police thugs. There are far more of them and are there to only defend the factory and its owners, not the mistreated and sometimes killed workers.
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    […]
    “Some unruly workers threw stones at factories and police in the morning,” Abdus Sattar Miah, an inspector of the Industrial Police said via phone today. “The situation is now under control.”
    Cheap Labor

    The South Asian nation’s $20 billion garment industry has been marred by industrial accidents and fires, putting international retailers under pressure to improve conditions. In April, the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza factory complex killed more than 1,000 people in the worst industrial accident in the country’s history. An October fire at a garment factory on the outskirts Dhaka killed at least seven people, renewing concerns about safety.
    Source: Getty Images

    Monthly manufacturing wages in Bangladesh average $74, only higher than the $53 workers receive in Myanmar, according to an annual Asia survey by the Japan External Trade Organization released in December.

    A government-appointed panel in November recommended a minimum wage of 5,300 taka, up from the current 3,000 taka. […]
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-11-12/bangladesh-labor-protests-on-wages-shut-100-garment-factories.html
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    […]
    “I hope the workers will get back to work,” Khan told reporters after the meeting ended early today. He promised to boost security for factories that employ 3.6 million people, mostly women, and account for 78 percent of the country’s export earnings.

    The labor unrest comes five months after the collapse of the eight-story Rana Plaza factory complex killed more than 1,000 people in the worst industrial accident in the South Asian country’s history. The lowest wages in Asia after Myanmar have helped spawn a $19 billion Bangladeshi manufacturing industry that supplies global retailers with cheap clothes. […]
    (Low pay and cheap clothes.)
    […]
    At least 70 people, including six police officials, were injured in clashes in Gazipur and Savar, two industrial belts on Dhaka’s outskirts, Mosharraf Hossain, assistant superintendent of industrial police, told reporters yesterday.
    […]
    Safety Pact

    A group of North American retailers, including Wal-Mart and Target Corp. (TGT), said in a pact announced in July that it will set safety standards by October and refuse to buy from factories deemed unsafe. The garment industry’s expansion has been marred by factories operated in buildings with poor electrical wiring, an insufficient number of exits and little fire-fighting equipment.
    (So it takes a massive strike for them to do anything about safety? No griping from the pro business anti worker section about safety. The market is supposed to fix it. Not this time.)
    http://www.bloomberg.com/news/2013-09-23/two-hundred-bangladesh-factories-shut-on-labor-unrest.html
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    Bangladesh Arrests 21 After Rallies
    By VIKAS BAJAJ and JULFIKAR ALI MANIK
    Published: August 16, 2010

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    MUMBAI, India — The police in Bangladesh have arrested three garment industry labor leaders and 18 other people on charges that they organized and participated in violent protests last month.

    Andrew Biraj /Reuters

    Garment workers demonstrated July 30 in Dhaka, the capital of Bangladesh and a center of the growing garment industry.

    International advocacy groups like Human Rights Watch and the International Labor Rights Forum have criticized the arrests, calling them a tactic for intimidating workers in a powerful industry that supplies Western retailers like Wal-Mart Stores and H&M. The protesters were angry over a recent increase in the minimum wage, calling it inadequate.
    […]
    The July protests were much more violent than in the past. Police shot rubber bullets and tear gas into the crowds. Protesters set cars ablaze and attacked factories and stores in several Dhaka neighborhoods, including the affluent Gulshan area, which is home to the city’s elite and many foreigners.

    The police said they arrested several workers after identifying them in television news film and in newspaper photographs. When questioned about the violence, workers identified several leaders, who were then arrested in the following days, said Molla Nazrul Islam, a deputy police commissioner.
    […]
    But labor and human rights advocacy groups said at least one worker has told his colleagues that he was tortured into giving false evidence against himself and other labor leaders before he escaped from custody. Advocates also said that they were worried about the safety of people arrested in recent days.
    […]
    http://www.nytimes.com/2010/08/17/business/global/17labor.html?_r=0
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    That’s just three and it seems your take on them is a bit forced and fits into what the police want and get over the workers.
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    By-the-way the Thuggee worshiped Kali in her vampire/warrior phase. Used the garrot to kill. Not Kali thuggee here. Also they were wiped out by the British in 19th century.

    Thuggee or tuggee (Hindi: ठग्गी ṭhagī; Urdu: ٹھگ‎; Sanskrit: sthaga; Sindhi: ٺوڳي، ٺڳ; Kannada: “thakka”) refers to the acts of thugs, an organized gang of professional assassins.

    The Thugs travelled in groups across India for several hundred years.1 Although the thugs traced their origin to seven Muslim tribes, Hindus appear to have been associated with them at an early period; at any rate, their religious creed and practices as worshipers of Kālī, the Hindu goddess of destruction, showed no influence of Islām. The fraternity possessed a jargon of its own, Ramasi, and signs by which its members recognized each other.2

    They were first mentioned in the Ẓiyāʾ-ud-Dīn Baranī (English: History of Fīrūz Shāh) dated around 1356.3 In the 1830s they were targeted for eradication by William Bentinck* and his chief captain William *Henry Sleeman. They were seemingly destroyed by this effort.14 According to some estimates the Thugs murdered a million people between 1740 and 1840.5

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Thuggee

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