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Retailers urged to join Bangladesh safety pact

A large coalition of religious groups and investors is urging major US retailers to join a landmark plan to improve factory safety in Bangladesh, calling on them to act together to force changes in the overseas marketplace.

In a letter Thursday, the Presbyterian Church (USA), the Unitarian Universalist Association, and the AFL-CIO are pressing retail giants like Walmart, Target, Sears, and Gap to sign on to the factory safety plan that more than two dozen European retailers have embraced this week. The Interfaith Center on Corporate Responsibility, which helped with the letter, said the signers had $1 trillion in investment assets.

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