[Local events] Rally for sweatfree Portland ordinance, Monday 2/19

David Abel passages at rdrop.com
Tue Feb 13 12:49:14 PST 2007


Monday, February 19th (President’s Day)
12:00 - 1:00 pm
In front of City Hall (1221 SW 4th Ave, between Madison and Jefferson 

Tell City Council to Make Portland Sweatshop Free:

* Support a meaningful sweatfree ordinance that respects labor and human 
rights on city contracts

* Join Portland with cities and states nationwide in a worker rights 
consortium to monitor labor conditions.

Hear first hand from sweatshop workers:

* From Colombia -- Beatriz (Betty) Fuentes -- President of 
Sintrasplendor union at Splendor Flowers, a Dole-owned cut-flower 

* From India: Kotagarahalli Jayaram, an organizer for the Garment and 
Textile Workers’ Union (GATWU)

and from Oregon’s Labor Commissioner, Dan Gardner,

and Portland-area working people and concerned community members


Background on the campaign:

The goal of the sweatfree campaign is to end taxpayer subsidies of human 
rights abuses. The City of Portland purchases goods from companies known 
to have partnered with subcontractors accused of labor and human rights 
violations. The Sweatfree Coalition is working to pass a sweatfree 
ordinance that upholds local and international labor laws and respects 
the dignity of all workers.

It is time to make Portland sweatfree!

Take Action:

- Attend the rally!

- Download a flyer and encourage your friends, family, and co-workers to 
attend (http://www.sweatfree.org/docs/pdx/pdxrallyfullpage.pdf)

- Learn more about the Sweatfree PDX campaign: www.sweatfree.org/portland

Organized by the Portland Sweatfree Coalition: for the full list of the 
35+ labor, faith, student, community, and political organizations see 

For more information contact: sweatfreepdx at riseup.net or 503-236-7916

co-sponsored by

Portland Central America Solidarity Committee (PCASC)
and Cross Border Labor Organizing Council (CBLOC)
311 N. Ivy St., Portland, Oregon 97227
Tel: 503-236-7916 E-mail: info at pcasc.net

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