54 / 40
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      56 / 43

      Poll: Clothing factory safety

      Poll: Clothing factory safety

      The nation's largest retail industry organization is firing back Friday, saying that a legally binding global pact to make Bangladesh clothing factories safer would expose merchants to undue legal exposure.

      The move comes as U.S. retailers face increasing pressure from a large coalition of religious groups and investors who are calling on them to work together to develop a plan.

      More than 30 brands, including Swedish retailer H&M, Benetton, and French retailer Carrefour, have signed on to the five-year agreement that requires them to help pay for fire safety and building improvements in Bangladesh.

      But only two U.S. companies have signed on so far: PVH Corp., the New York-based parent company of Tommy Hilfiger, and Abercrombie & Fitch of New Albany, Ohio.

      Tonight in the Daily Pulse we're wondering: Do you think U.S. retailers need to do more to improve working conditions in overseas factories where their products are made? Yes or no? Why or why not?