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United Students Against Sweatshops Worker Tour: Meet Workers Who Sew UC Berkeley Apparel
Date Wednesday November 10
Time 4:00 PM - 5:30 PM
Location Details
7th Floor, Eshelman Building, UC Berkeley Campus
(SORRY FOR WRONG INFO AT 7PM - Wednesday tour is at 4pm at Berkeley before the workers head south to UCSC, where they will be at 7pm on Thursday)
Event Type Class/Workshop
Organizer/AuthorRachel Taber
Emailtaberrachel [at] gmail.com
Phone425.273.5451
Addressvisiting from Seattle
United Students Against Sweatshops Worker Tour:
Meet Workers who Sew UC Berkeley T-shirts and Sweatshirts
When: Wednesday, November 10th, 4pm
Where: 7th floor, Eshelman Building, UC Berkeley
Maritza Vargas, who sews t-shirts, sweatshirts and hoodies sold at the University Bookstore, will be on campus today to talk about how her union has established living wage pay at the groundbreaking Alta Gracia factory in the Dominican Republic where she works, and the impact this has had on her community. She will be joined by former Nike factory worker Gina Cano, who fought with her 1800 coworkers to earn over $2 million in legally-mandated severance pay from Nike, as well as well as paid job re-training and priority rehiring in other Nike factories. Both women share their struggle to form unions and establish fair pay and working conditions in the apparel industry, and discuss labor rights in the apparel industry at large.
http://www.nytimes.com/2010/07/18/business/global/18shirt.html
http://www.usas.org
http://www.altagraciaapparel.com
Added to the calendar on Tuesday Nov 9th, 2010 10:37 PM

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