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, 08/18/2008 - 12:09am
Earlier this month, Gov. Ed Rendell endorsed an interstate effort to better
enforce anti-sweatshop policies. Pennsylvania is the first state to pledge its
support for a proposed anti-sweatshop consortium, made up of states, counties
and municipalities from across the country.
"Rendell has taken the leadership of states nationally," says Kenneth Miller,
who has long been active in local anti-sweatshop campaigns. "He requires the
disclosure of factory locations. He requires wage disclosure. And he's taking
the leadership in consolidating that information with different
Submitted on Sat, 08/09/2008 - 11:23am
The workers and management at Stonemountain & Daughter, a Berkley California based Fabric Store, have signed a new contract. Tentative agreement on the contract was reached in the final bargaining session on the night of June 26th, the shop vote was unanimous in favor of the contract, and the contract was officially ratified on July 22nd.
The gains for all the workers in the shop are huge: a raise in the starting wage from $9.25 per hour to $10.60 per hour, employer funded health care for employees working over 24 hours per week, a 35% raise in paid time off, new holidays, and even an easy chair in the break room. In a win for the campaign to retain the eight hour day, all overtime is now guaranteed to be voluntary, meaning that anyone who chooses to work only eight hours cannot be disciplined for refusing overtime.