“How many brothers and sisters find themselves in this situation? Not paying fairly, not giving a job because you are only looking at balance sheets, only looking at how to make a profit. That goes against God!”
– Pope Francis, about the fire and collapse of a garment factory in Savar, Bangladesh that killed over 1,100 people on April 24. The calamity already ranks as the worst industrial accident in history.
Laws were enacted over a century ago here in the U.S. and other developed nations to prevent such work-place disasters. Corporations screamed and hollered that regulations would impact their profits, which in their pathetic little minds, is so much more important. I guess that’s why such companies as Wal-Mart and the Gap Corporation keep shipping jobs over there.