Submitted on Sun, 08/15/2010 - 11:53am
Sign the National Labor Committee’s petition demanding that apparel licensers step and facilitate an agreement that results in Bangladeshi workers be paid 41 cents an hour -
Sign the SweatFree Communities petition demanding the immediate release of Kalpona Akter - link.
YES! We need you to talk about sweatshop on Roberto Clemente Bridge on Saturday August 21! See you there at 5 PM.
YES! We need help following up on every aspect of the letter to Pittsburgh City Council posted below:
Pittsburgh Anti Sweatshop Community Alliance
c/o Thomas Merton Center
5129 Penn Ave
Pittsburgh, PA 15224
Submitted on Sun, 05/23/2010 - 4:51pm
PICTURE BANGLADEHS MAY DAY -
The National Garment Workers Federation of Bangladesh led protest in Bangladesh on May Day. They demanded greater compensation for workers who have died in a fire at a factory sewing apparel for H and M. They march again on May 30!
PICTURE 4.27 City Council Pittsburgh -
Darlene Harris, President of Pittsburgh City Council, hosted a post agenda hearing on August 27.
With help of Audrey Glickman, County officials, City officials and representatives of the Sports and Exhibition Authority heard the testimony of Kalpona Amber of the Bangladesh Center for Workers Solidarity and Zehra Bano of the General Secretary of the Home-Based Women Workers Federation of Pakistan.
Submitted on Mon, 09/14/2009 - 11:32am
College Football Fans Unite Against Sweatshops – PITT Alumni Against Sweatshops (part of the Pittsburgh Anti Sweatshop Community Alliance) is looking to coordinate some anti sweatshop action alongside the college football schedual…
• North Carolina State 9/26 (kicking PITT’s butt)
• Louisville 10/2 (tied)
• Rutgers 10/16 (kicking PITT’s butt)
• West Virgina 11/27 (tied)
Available to talk to college football fans at any of these games? Let us help! email@example.com 412-867-9213
Complete list of schools that have dumped Russell is here http://reininrussell.blogspot.com/2009/01/who-already-cut-off-russell.html
Russell’s workers rights violations are here http://www.workersrights.org/RussellRightsViolations.asp
Help us get some experience before MARCH MADNESS AGAINST SWEATSHOPS
Submitted on Tue, 07/28/2009 - 3:53pm
The following Motion was passed unanimously by the members of the International Solidarity Committee of the Industrial Workers of the World on July 25, 2009.
Portions of this Motion are addressed to the SweatFree Communities and the AFL-CIO Union Label Committee. Both are convening in September.
Where as… there is a viable global apparel union organizing drive spearheaded by workers in the Export Processing Zones and Free Trade Zones producing apparel for the North American consumer market. Policies that leverage the high expectations for workers rights in North American communities and the solidarity of workers in North America through licensing and procurement are a necessary component of this organizing drive.
Be it resolved… that the ISC of the IWW commend SweatFree Communities on its annual conference to be held in Detroit MI on September 11- 13, 2009 and recognizes that SFC Executive Director Bjorn Claeson has worked persistently to maintain openness and substantive dialogue within the community of North America activists supporting global apparel union organizing.
Where as… SFC has acknowledged and supported the Pittsburgh Anti Sweatshop Community Alliance’s strategy of Community Collective Bargaining with the Home Team as the only way to leverage the anti sweatshop sentiment of communities working to hold their sports teams accountable for the working conditions in which team apparel is sewn.
Be it resolved that the ISC of the IWW continues to its support of Community Collective Bargaining with the Home Team and urges our colleagues in the North America anti sweatshop movement to reject direct negotiations with any of the major leagues.