Senate Democrats

Reid Statement On Initiative By American Retailers To Improve Worker Safety In Bangladesh

Washington, D.C.Nevada Senator Harry Reid issued the following statement after a group of U.S. garment retailers announced a plan to ensure that their suppliers in Bangladesh improve their work safety standards. The goal is to avoid tragedies such as the one that occurred in April in a Bangladeshi factory, where 1,100 garment workers died after the building collapsed:

“I am pleased that American companies are taking positive and significant steps to address a serious situation. Worker safety is paramount and I find it encouraging that our business community sees it as priority not just in the United States, but in every place where they operate. I congratulate them on this important initiative and urge them to keep working together to prevent similar tragedies in the future.”