Sweat Free Houston

Working to make the City of Houston sweatshop free.

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Sweat Free Houston Coalition is a group of labor, religious, and other civic organizations that want the City of Houston to pass a “sweat free” ordinance. The sweat free ordinance will ban the city from buying garments made in sweatshops. Here is a list of all the states, cities and others that have passed a sweatfree ordinance.

Sweatfree Communities drafted this model ordinance. They are an organization that assists sweatshop workers  in their struggles to improve working conditions and form strong, independent unions.

The most important part of the sweat free ordinance is the actual implementation. Here are the implementation guidelines provided by Sweat Free Communities.

Sweatfree Communities and their allies recently also released a policy paper on Federal sweatfree purchasing. Check it out here: principlesforfedproc

We meet every first Sunday of the month  from 7 to 9 pm @ 1303 Ruthven Street in historic Freedmen’s Town, Fourth Ward. That’s in Houston people! It’s best to email sweatfreehouston (at) gmail (dot) com or call (832.771.7263) a few days before our meeting just to make sure there are no last minute cancellations. Thanks!

If your organization or civic group wants to endorse our campaign or you just want to volunteer and learn campaign skills, please contact us @ sweatfreehouston (at) gmail (dot) com.

Sweat Free Houston was founded in January 2010 by Timothy J. O’Brien, founder of award winning UH Students Against Sweatshops , and Ross Barnard, co-founder of nationally award winning UH Students for Fair Trade.

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Written by timjo62

January 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

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  1. […] February 28, 2010 · Leave a Comment This Saturday, March 6, 2010 from 8pm to 2am at Mangos, there are six, count them six awesome bands playing to raise money for Sweat Free Houston .   Sweat Free Houston is working to get a sweat free procurement policy passed by the city. For more information check their “about” page on their website. […]


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