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Sweatshop Workers Speak Out

Interfaith Chapel
Thursday, February 7, 2013
3:00 PM to 4:00 PM

Honduran and Haitian garment workers who are speaking out against the sweatshop conditions in factories owned and contracted by Gildan, the largest supplier in the Western hemisphere to Adidas. 

A worker from Honduras will share her story intimidation and of receiving death threats as she and her co-workers seek to organize and improve working conditions in their factory. Also, a worker from Haiti will speak about her union's protracted struggle to force Gildan to honor a nationwide minimum wage increase for some of the poorest garment workers in Haiti.

Sponsered by the Interfaith Chapel, the John Henry Cardinal Newman Chair of Catholic Studies, Newman Catholic Community of Rochester, Students for a Democratic Society, S.A.L.S.A. and GlobeMed. The talk is free and open to the public.