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As part of the agreement with North American companies, a hotline will be set up in November that will allow workers to call in their concerns. Recently, the Bangladesh government passed a law that requires that factory workers be represented by an elected worker committee and Wal-Mart and others said Wednesday they will make sure that will be enforced in the factories they do business with.
The group worked with former U.S. Sens. George Mitchell and Olympia Snowe and solicited input from the ambassador of Bangladesh to the U.S., U.S. Bangladesh Advisory Council and the U.S. Department of State, and the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative.
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