DEMAND THAT SAN FRANCISCO HONOR ITS COMMITMENT TO BE SWEATSHOP FREE:
In 2005 the City of San Francisco passed one of the strongest anti-sweatshop purchasing laws in the USA, prohibiting the City from purchasing and uniforms, electronics or other good made under sweatshop conditions. In a year and a half the City made no new purchases that might fall under the purview of the law, but now the first contract involving apparel purchases is being reviewed by the City's Office of Contract Adminstration (the purchasing arm of the City). This agency is proposing a blanket waiver of the law, essentially gutting the whole letter and spirit of the anti-sweatshop law. This would set a bad precident for several other purchases that will be looked at in upcoming months. The people at the Union Voice site are asking you to add your voice to theirs in pressuring the City of San Francisco to not abandon its anti-sweatshop policy. To participate in this campaign go to http://www.unionvoice.org/campaign/sanfran/gi566wr16ewkni?