June 15 12:00 Noon
Fanueil Hall GAP Store
Join us in solidarity with the workers who are struggling for
decent conditions and a union rights!
and secure workplaces for all—to be verified by the representatives of
the workers’ themselves. We call for the GAP and other retailers to sign on
to the independent “Fire and Safety Agreement” (not their sham substitute
agreement with Wal-Mart) as a step towards creating a means for inspecting
factory facilities and a structure of accountability for corporations doing
business in Bangladesh.
end to employer practices of chaining factory doors, locking workers
inside. Many workers have died in recent factory fires, not only because
the factory conditions themselves have been fire-prone, but because after
fires have broken out, they could not escape. Human lives should be put
ahead of employer desires for total control.
Adequate, immediate, dignified compensation for factory disaster victims
and their families. Reparations should be paid to the workers of Rana and
Tazreen by those corporations that have profited from production in Dhaka
Full respect for workers’ rights to association, organization, and
public assembly. Protesting or striking workers should not be subjected to
violent attacks by hired goons or police. Forming unions is a human right!
A livable global minimum wage for all garment workers. The
capitalist industries that are exploiting these workers are a globalized
power, seeking to pit one people against another, across national lines.
Our resistance to exploitation must be as international as capital is.
Full disclosure from GAP management of the specific factories where its
garments are being made (with this information to be updated on an ongoing
basis). Only by confirming the location of GAP production can customers
become informed about the working conditions that go into producing the
clothes that appear on GAP shelves.