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Support Ben Davis Garment Workers!
Date Tuesday July 20
Time 1:00 PM - 2:00 PM
Location Details
San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center Side (Polk between McAllister and Fulton)
Event Type Protest
Organizer/Author
SUPPORT BEN DAVIS WORKERS!

Who: Supervisor Daly, Ben Davis workers, UNITE-HERE, Chinese Progressive Association, Sweatshop Watch and other labor and community supporters

When: Tuesday, July 20th, 1 PM rally 2PM meeting

Where: San Francisco City Hall, Civic Center Side (Polk between McAllister and Fulton)

Since the 1930s, Ben Davis has been a union factory that supported its workers. The MAJORITY of the workers have worked there over 25 years. Now in its third generation, owner Frank Davis wants to break his own family traditions by cutting his workers’ benefits.

Ben Davis workers have been in negotiations with the owner since November 2003. The owner has insisted on concessions in health & welfare, vacations, holidays and sick days using the new San Francisco minimum wage as justification. The workers have rejected the company’s proposals and now have been threatened with the closure of the plant and moving the work out of the country. The company has also terminated health care for some workers to threaten others into accepting the cuts.

Now San Francisco Supervisor Chris Daly has authored a resolution supporting the rights of Ben Davis workers and defending the intent of our new minimum wage law to raise wages. The resolution will come to a vote at the next Board of Supervisors meeting.

Ben Davis workers need your help and support. They will walk off their job on Tuesday, July 20, 2004, in protest of the company’s bargaining tactics. They need labor and community support at the rally and the Board of Supervisors meeting to follow.

Call UNITEHERE! For more information: (510) 351-2554
Added to the calendar on Monday Jul 19th, 2004 11:40 AM
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