Bay Area cities use taxpayer dollars to purchase hundreds of millions of dollars in goods and services every year. How do you know that no sweatshop labor was used in the supply chain of their production?

Learn about San Francisco's and Berkeley's Sweatshop Free Ordinance and what you can do to support it! Learn how to become a more aware consumer of goods! Learn how you can put your foot down if you feel that goods and services purchased by YOUR cities were not created in an ethical manner respectful of labor!


Erlinda Elizabeth Gutierre Reyes, former garment worker from Honduras.

Rafael Irizarry, worker from Propper International in Puerto Rico, a major producer of military and law enforcement apparel that supplies the U.S.

David Bacon, renowned labor journalist and author of Illegal People.


Members of the Berkeley Labor Chorus

Elected Officials, Organizers, Music, and More!


Monday, April 6, 2009 | 6:00-8:00pm
First Unitarian Universalist Church and Center
1187 Franklin St., San Francisco, CA 94109

Tuesday, April 7, 2009  |  7:00-9:00 p.m.
UC-Berkeley, MLK Student Union Building, Tilden Room (5th Floor)
2100 Bancroft Way, Berkeley, CA, 94704.  



Tuesday, April 7, 2009 | Noon-1:00pm

Press Conference: We're Taking the Berkeley Sweatshop-Free Ordinance to the City Council!

Steps of Old City Hall

2134 Martin Luther King, Jr. Way, Berkeley, CA 94704
Free and open to the public (but a donation of $5-15 is appreciated).
Donate at the door or go to!

Co-sponsored by City of Berkeley Commission on Labor, East Bay Alliance for a Sustainable
Economy, East Bay Young Democrats, Hesperian Foundation, Offices of Berkeley
Councilmembers Jesse Arreguin and Kriss Worthington, Progressive Jewish Alliance, Students
Organizing for Justice in the Americas, Wellstone Democratic Renewal Club of the East Bay,
More! Wheelchair accessible.



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