29 Sep '11, 5pm
Did JCPenney Renege on Promise to Compensate Bangladesh Factory Fire Victims?
Judy Gearhart, director of the ILC, cannot agree more. “All we’re asking is that JCPenney keep the promises they made to the wives, husbands, and children of the 30 people killed at one of their supplier factories,” she says. “While the other brands who have made commitments to support these families continue to work with us in good faith, JCPenney has sadly walked away from the table. They need to honor their commitment to these families who have already lost so much and to take preventative action to ensure that no more workers who sew JCPenney clothing are killed in factory fires.”