Monthly Archives: June 2013
Over 150 people marched through SoHo in NYC today to demand that US retailers take responsibility for safety conditions in factories that manufacture their products. Companies like Gap (which owns Old Navy, Banana Republic and Piperlime), American Eagle, Walmart and Target have refused to sign the Bangladesh Fire and Safety Accord, which provides an important first step toward assuring all workers a safe workplace.
"Mothers, sisters, daughters, wives, what’s the discount on their lives!" 1200 deaths in Bangladesh factories, and @PiperLime still won’t sign the Accord on Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety. http://enddeathtraps.org
Today’s pose: corpse pose. In the last six months, 1200 workers died in unsafe Bangladeshi garment factories where US clothing is made. Athleta/Gap, sign the Bangladesh Fire and Building Safety Accord and stop the killing!
Help us Twitterbomb Athleta today: http://99pickets.org/bangladesh
URGENT ACTION NEEDED ALL OUT For Friday JUNE 21: DISHES Restaurant 6 East 45th Street (Between Madison and 5th) 12:00-2:00…
Twitterbomb Athleta on Friday, June 21st! Skip to info After the tragic deaths of over 1,200 Bangladeshi garment workers in…
Great video from @EyeOnTheGround re: our Bangladesh solidarity action in the Brooklyn Target store.
Target, Children’s Place and Gap Inc.: sign the Bangladesh Accord on Fire & Building Safety!
See http://99pickets.org/bangladesh for more info.
25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local solidarity groups staged a demonstration inside the Target store at the Atlantic Center Mall in Brooklyn, NY, calling on the company to sign onto the recently negotiated Bangladesh Accord on Fire and Building Safety.
The action drew a heavy police and security guard presence that eventually forced the group from the store after about 15 minutes. As they reached the store exit, repeated attempts were made to deliver a letter to the store manager on this issue, but nobody on staff would receive the letter. The group continued the demonstration as they made their way to the mall exit, and along the way, a letter was successfully delivered to the Children’s Place, another company that sources apparel from Bangladesh and that has not signed the Accord.
At the mall exit, amidst some confusion, an incident occurred where one of the activists was arrested and taken to the nearby 78th police precinct. More news will be forthcoming as we get it.
June 13, 2013 25 activists affiliated with 99 Pickets and other local solidarity groups staged a demonstration inside the Target…
Restaurant workers at DISHES, an upscale midtown Manhattan deli, are standing up against wage theft and for safety and respect in the workplace.
99 Pickets and the Occupy Wall Street community are mobilizing in support of these courageous workers.
“Line clogging” is a fun, easy way to pressure a restaurant owner to negotiate with his employees.
More info about what’s happening at DISHES:
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- 7/27 “Rude Mechanicals’ Protests Protested”
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