Great news from our first day of collective outreach to businesses in the Upper West Side!
In just 1 hour of outreach, community members got 21 new businesses to pledge to be sweatshop free, tripling what we started with and bringing our current total to 31 businesses (coming soon: an updated list of establishments on our tumblr “wall of fame”). Through our awareness-raising campaign, mobilizing the community, and making first contact with local stores, we are building a movement for a sweatshop-free UWS!
To print out a pledge to bring with you wherever you shop or eat, visit the “get involved” tab above.
*Note: Our open community meetings will continue on a bi-weekly basis, starting next Thursday, the 21st. Location to be announced.
Together, we can build a community that supports workers’ rights and fair labor practices!