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August 22, 2010: Police open fire and attack with tear gas 2,000 garment workers who block a highway in Dhaka, Bangladesh, for three hours to demand that they be paid overdue wages. In 2010, the garment industry in Bangladesh raked in $12 billion, but the minimum wage for garment workers – working 10 to 16 hours a day under hazardous conditions, six days a week – was $24 a month.

There are more than garment factories in Bangladesh. One way or another, most of them trace their lineage to Abdul Majid Chowdhury, Noorul Quader and the 128 Bangladeshis who traveled to Korea 30 years ago.

Shake-up at topmost level of Delhi Police likely

The All-India Democratic Women's Association and YWCA students take part in a protest march from Rashtrapati Bhawan to India gate in New Delhi to protest violence against women.

August 4, 1997:  185,000 members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 206 locals across the country go out on strike over part-time work issues at the United Parcel Service (UPS).  The strike lasted fifteen days and ended in a victory for the workers.

August 4, 1997

August members of the International Brotherhood of Teamsters from 206 locals across the country go out on strike over part-time work issues at the United Parcel Service (UPS). The strike lasted fifteen days and ended in a victory for the workers.

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August The first general strike in Canadian history is held in Vancouver, B. The strike, called for by the Vancouver Trades and Labor Council, was in response to the police shooting of labor leader Albert “Ginger” Goodwin.

Life in the Bangladesh garment industry ... for better or worse

Life in the Bangladesh garment industry . for better or worse

Iqbal Hussein, a union leader with the Bangladesh Poshak Sromik Trade Union, stands outside his home with his wife Soma Begum and 2-year-old daughter, Aini  Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/gallery/Bangladesh-slideshow-by-Julia-Rendleman#ixzz3CKNieOIO  Photo credit: Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette

Iqbal Hussein, a union leader with the Bangladesh Poshak Sromik Trade Union, stands outside his home with his wife Soma Begum and 2-year-old daughter, Aini Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/gallery/Bangladesh-slideshow-by-Julia-Rendleman#ixzz3CKNieOIO Photo credit: Julia Rendleman/Post-Gazette

August 3, 1981:  Members of the Professional Air Traffic Controllers Organization (PATCO) go on strike for a shorter work week, increased wages, and better working conditions.  Newly elected President Ronald Reagan threatened to fire anyone who didn’t return to work within 48 hours.  Most stayed out and on August 5, Reagan fired more than 11,000 workers.

August 3, 1981

Today in Labor History - August President Reagan fires striking PATCO workers, The Family and Medical Leave Act…

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Photo Essay: Giving Voice to Hope in Bangladesh

In a garment worker village in Ashulia, men work outside the factory setting, sewing traditional clothing.  Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/gallery/Bangladesh-slideshow-by-Julia-Rendleman#ixzz3CKO3R6CE

In a garment worker village in Ashulia, men work outside the factory setting, sewing traditional clothing. Read more: http://www.post-gazette.com/gallery/Bangladesh-slideshow-by-Julia-Rendleman#ixzz3CKO3R6CE

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