Now is the Time

Take action. Speak change to those with the most power, your chance is tomorrow.

Proceeding the tragic garment factory collapse in Bangladesh, the “Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh,” promises to take meaningful steps towards ensuring safe working conditions in garment factories. Unfortunately, most U.S. companies, including Gap + Walmart, still refuse to sign the agreement.

Join 99 Pickets, Desis Rising Up & Moving (DRUM), United Students Against Sweatshops, NYNJRJB Workers United, the YaYa Network, Student Labor Action Movement, UAW, New York CLC, and the Rude Mechanical Orchestra in a mass funeral march to shame and call out U.S. retailers that haven’t signed the Accord.

 

WHEN: Saturday, June 29 at 1pm

WHERE: Petrosino Square, near Spring St. & Lafayette St. in Manhattan.

WEAR: Dress for mourning

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The Accord:

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Corporate Social Responsibility leads with empty voices, but the time is now to make yours  heard.  Join us tomorrow to take action. See you there.

Featured image photo credit AP photos

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