State and Local Government Sweatfree Consortium Convening MeetingOn March 29, 2007, the Department of General Services of the State of Pennsylvania hosted the convening meeting of the State and Local Government Sweatfree Consortium in Harrisburg, Pennsylvania. SweatFree Communities planned and coordinated the meeting. Participants included public officials and worker rights advocates from four states (Maine, New Jersey, Pennsylvania, and New York) and two cities (Los Angeles and San Francisco); factory monitoring, labor rights, and legal experts; representatives of unions and religious organizations; and other interested parties.
After a series of informational presentations, the meeting focused on a discussion about the Consortium White Paper. Participants agreed to form a State and Local Government Sweatfree Consortium and set plans in place toward that goal, including forming an Interim Consortium Steering Committee.
Watch the slideshows from the meeting:
State and Local Government Sweatfree Consortium Convening Meeting, March 29, 2007
For more information, please contact Bjorn Claeson: bjorn(at)sweatfree.org/207-262-7277.