NO SWEAT, PORTLAND!
Are taxpayers subsidizing sweatshops? Our city spends over $60 million on purchasing goods. Shouldn't these goods be free of exploitation? In response, a coalition of over 20 different labor, community, faith, and student organizations has emerged in support an ordinance that would mandate strong labor standards for city contractors, subcontractors, and vendors.
Chie Abad, a former sweatshop worker from Saipan, will come to Portland to ask our city to end government purchasing from sweatshops. She will share the realities of sweatshop conditions and her involvement in the victorious campaign in which San Francisco adopted a strong sweatfree ordinance.
Will Portland be next? Come to this important campaign kick-off event.
**It Can Happen Here**
What: "No Sweat, Portland"
When: September 15, 2006
Where: First Unitarian Church (1011 SW 12th Ave)
Co-Sponsored by Economic Justicice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, KBOO, and PCASC
Campaign Endorsers Include:
Ainsworth United Church of Christ, AFSC Alliance for Democracy, AFSCME Local 189, CWA Local 7901, Economic Justice Action Group of the First Unitarian Church, Global Exchange, ILWU Local 5, Jubilee Oregon, Living Earth, NALC Local 82, Northwest Progressive Community, Oregon Fair Trade Campaign (ORFTC), Pacific Green Party, Metro Chapter, PCASC/CBLOC, Portland Jobs with Justice, Portland Peaceful Response Coalition, PSU Progressive Student Union, SweatFree Communities, VOZ Worker Education Project, Witness for Peace NW, Women's International League for Peace and Freedom