Wednesday, July 27th
5-7pm (program starts at 6pm)
700 3rd Ave, Seattle
Come hear labor organizers from the Coalition of Cambodia Apparel Workers Democratic Union (CCAWDU), National Independent Federation Textile Union of Cambodia (NIFTUC), Cambodian Women Movement’s Organization and other sectors organizing to promote higher labor standards throughout Cambodia.
Learn how SweatFree Purchasing Policies in cities and states in the US including Seattle
are supporting their efforts.
Come share the campaigns that you are working on with these inspiring activists from Cambodia all while supporting the newly unionized Arctic Hotel!
Organized by the Asian Pacific American Labor Alliance (APALA), Solidarity Center AFL-CIO, Teamsters 117 and the Washington Fair Trade Coalition.
Closing the Loop on the Global Apparel Supply Chain
Cambodian Labor Activists join members of Seattle City Council and WA State Legislature to call for Washington State to pass a SweatFree Purchasing Policy
The City of Seattle in the last year passed a SweatFree Purchasing policy in solidarity with these workers and apparel workers worldwide who continue to labor in sweatshops making clothing for the US marketplace. Next year the WA State Legislature will move forward on a State-wide SweatFree Purchasing Policy-to insure that WA State tax dollars are supporting workers rights wherever we do business.
This is an opportunity for producers and consumers to create a humane supply chain that benefits everyone
with high working standards and living wages.