World’s Workers Rise Up in Celebration and Protest on May Day–from Common Dreams.org
(May Day Rally in Bangladesh. AP Photo. A.M. Ahad)
Demanding dignity and end of economic status quo that undermines labor rights and fair treatment, world’s labor force celebrates and activates. Read the full Common Dreams article here.
Meanwhile, who is standing up for the health, safety, and dignity of Madison Kipp non-unionized workers?
(Kipp workers, photo from madison.com)
In previous posts (see here and here) we posed many questions about what is being done to protect these workers from toxic exposures. These non-unionized workers are, understandably, not likely to “rise up” without union protection to demand a safer workplace, for fear of being fired–as happened to other workers who asked questions about risks in the factory. To date, we have received no answers to our questions from Madison Kipp or any of the government agencies responsible for protecting workers and public health.
Kipp’s HR manager and CEO said independent industrial hygienists hired by their insurance companies have monitored inside the factory and everything is A-OK. If that’s the case, why won’t they share the monitoring data? We’re still waiting….