Look at what you are wearing right now, think about how much you bought it, and think about who made it. Are they receiving enough salary? Are they working in a safe place? Can you imagine them; working in an unsafe place and then suddenly, they are feeling shaky AND BOOM the unsafe place collapsed. In the article, ‘’Clothed in Misery,’’ by M.T Anderson informs us that people who worked for Bangladeshi factory complex company were treated poorly, because the building they were working was unsafe. And this April 24,2013 building collapsed and 134 people died and thousands of workers were injured. He also compared this tragedy with ‘’the 1878 Washburn mill explosion in Minneapolis, the 1905 Grover Shoe Factory disaster in Brockton, Mass., the 1911 Triangle Shirtwaist Factory fire in Manhattan — but back when New England textile mills were the beating heart of America’s mass-production infancy, the most notorious was the 1860 collapse of the Pemberton Mill in Lawrence, Mass,.’’
‘’It’s well past time for all of us to reflect on this cycle and how cheap it would be to break out of it if only there were enough public pressure on the apparel industry.’’ I think that the author’s message is that if we put some pressure onto the companies to give some benefits to their workers would be so much better. If we put some effort to help those workers, they will be safe for how long they will be working on the company.
Something I hadn’t thought about before is the workers are affected when people don’t buy the things they make, because it gives them not enough salary and it gives them no benefit from the company. Also, It’ sad, because the owner of the building didn’t bother to spend a little amount of money to fix his/her building to make his/her workers safe while working for him/her, and the result was the lost of 134 workers’ lives and thousands of workers were injured.