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Emergency Levi Strauss Anti-sweatshop Demonstration
Date Thursday August 05
Time 1:00 PM - 3:00 PM
Location Details
Levi's Headquarters
1155 Battery
Event Type Protest
Organizer/AuthorMike Dolan
Emergency Levi Strauss Anti-sweatshop Demonstration
In Solidarity with Haitian garment workers, whose independent union is under attack by Sweatshop Owners

Levi’s contractor, GRUPO M, runs a sweatshop in Haiti where the workers have formed an independent union. GRUPO M has been trying to bust the union all spring: organizers have been beaten by soldiers and more than 350 workers were fired last month. Levi’s has a “code of conduct” that proclaims that workers producing their products will have basic rights, but they’ve been looking the other way. An international campaign has begun to make Levi’s listen, and our homegrown political pressure will get them to do the right thing- we call on Levi Strauss to reinstate the workers fired during GRUPO’s campaign against the union. We demand that Levi’s and its contractor negotiate with the union.

Thursday, Aug. 5th
Levi’s HQ
1155 Battery, San Francisco
1:00 PM
For more information, contact Mike Dolan at mikefdolan@earthlink.net.
Sponsored by the California Coalition for Fair Trade and Human Rights
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Aug 3rd, 2004 11:32 AM
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