Alta Gracia Workers Tour the East Coast!


Remember the Triangle Fire Coalition - Meet Workers Who Sew University Apparel!


Meet Workers Who Sew University Apparel!

*Tuesday, September 13, 9:30 pm | Fordham Univesrity, Salice Conley Integrated Learning Center
*Wednesday, September 14, 12:30 pm | New York University, Kimmel 406,
*Wednesday, September 14, 7:00 pm | Columbia University, TBA

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Join workers Maritza Vargas and Elba Nurys from Alta Gracia, the only living-wage union-made apparel factory in the collegiate market, as they share their inspiring history of collaboration with students and how their community, Villa Altagracia, is being transformed by living wages. Now, for the first time, a living-wage of more than *three-and-a-half-times* the Dominican minimum wage is allowing them to access health care, quality food and housing, and invest in education for themselves and their family. They’re represented by a union, which means a voice in the workplace.

This New York Times article is a great introduction to the project, and this video shows the profound impact of living wages in the community, and this video gives a fun overview of the history.

More information can be found at United Students Against Sweatshops’ website.

Information about other East Coast Tour dates here.

View the original article posting here.