Political Economy Sponsored Event
Date: 5:15pm - 6:30pm PDT September 29, 2011 Location: Miller 104
Alta Gracia is the only factory located in a Free Trade zone in the developing world that produces union-made products; provides living wages; and is certified by the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), and NGO that monitors outsourced apparel factories all over the world.
Learn about the agreement Lewis & Clark has with the WRC.
Hear from George Robertson, one of the original members of United Students Against Sweatshops (USAS), who will discuss the history of the movement against sweatshops, the creation of the WRC, and the transformation of work relations at Alta Garcia.
Discuss ways Lewis & Clark College can support the workers of Alta Garcia.