US unions press to end special trade status for Bangladesh

by Ian Urbina

Rescue workers search for surviors of Bangladesh building collapse that killed at least 1119. Photo: Munir Uz Zaman/Agence France-Presse — Getty Images

WASHINGTON — After several deadly factory disasters in Bangladesh — including the collapse of an eight-story garment factory last month that left at least 1,127 people dead — labor advocates are stepping up pressure on the Obama administration, calling for it to convey its disapproval of working conditions in the country by revoking its special trade status