Washington Post: US senators urge suspension of Bangladesh trade privileges after garment industry disaster

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Washington Post: US senators urge suspension of Bangladesh trade privileges after garment industry disaster

Nine Democratic senators are urging President Barack Obama to suspend trade privileges for Bangladesh until it improves worker safety.

The president is expected by month’s end to decide whether to curtail duty-free access for the South Asian nation because of labor rights concerns.

One of the senators, Sherrod Brown, said Obama should do everything in his power to prevent tragedies like the April collapse of a building in Dhaka that killed 1,127 people, mostly garment factory workers. It was the global industry’s worst disaster.

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