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Will the global economy address labor standards?

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In the aftermath of the factory collapse in Bangladesh that killed more than 1,000 people, Americans have begun talking about the labor that goes into the inexpensive things they buy. On Sunday’s Up with Steve Kornacki, the panel discussed the potential political, economic, and human consequences of the tragedy.

“This is a human rights issue, this is not a different labor standards for different countries issue,” Chaumtoli Huq, a professor at New York law school said on the show. Dozens of retailers have signed a safety and workers’ rights accord already, but virtually all of the major US clothing companies have not.

“We’re going backward, we’re not going forward in terms of labor standards,” said Huq.

Watch the full discussion and watch Up with Steve Kornacki every Saturday and Sunday at 8 AM ET.

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Will the global economy address labor standards?

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