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Prof Michael Posner & Scholar Sarah Labowitz Provide Written Submission to US Senate Committee

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On February 11, 2014, Professor Michael Posner and Research Scholar Sarah Labowitz, co-Directors of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights, provided written submission to the US Senate Committee on Foreign Relations Hearing: “Prospects for Democratic Reconciliation and Workers’ Rights in Bangladesh.”

"More than 1,800 people have died in Bangladeshi factories in the last 24 months, victims of tragic factory fires and a building collapse that ranks as one of the largest industrial accidents in modern history. In the context of an acute lack of government oversight, poor infrastructure, and loose sourcing relationships, the risk of further deadly industrial accidents remains high unless serious reform is undertaken to address these chronic problems. We commend the Committee on Foreign Relations for convening this timely and important hearing to examine the role of the U.S. Government and American and European brands in enhancing workplace safety and workers’ rights in the supply chain."

Read the complete submission

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Michael Posner is a Professor of Business and Society and co-Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights. Sarah Labowitz is a Research Scholar and co-Director of the NYU Stern Center for Business and Human Rights.