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|3/3-4 Ithaca, NY: Northeast United Students Against Sweatshops Regional Conference at Cornell University
Released 20 February 2007  By Sally Kim - United Students Against Sweatshops
Northeast United Students Against Sweatshops Regional Conference!
Sat-Sun, March 3-4th
Cornell University, Ithaca NY
USAS is an international student network campaigning with workers' to improve working conditions on our campuses and factories home and abroad. Students campaign on living wage, or campus-union, sweat-free and ethical contracting campaigns in solidarity with workers and students everywhere to collectively strengthen workers' and human rights.
USAS has over 200 affiliates in the US: Join!
Students: Register Online to Attend the Upcoming Northeast USAS Conference!
Unfortunately NO TRAVEL SCHOLORSHIPS are available due to lack of funds.
Amit Srivastava, Coordinator of India Resources Center.
India Resource Center works to support movements against corporate globalization in India, and educates and mobilizes key constituencies in the US and other countries to take action in support of campaigns in India. India Resource Center is a project of Global Resistance. An IRC goal is to ensure that those most impacted by globalization are engaged in and at the forefront of the movement against corporate globalization. Amit worked for CorpWatch prior to IRC, and was a Community Organizer with the Asian Immigrant Women Advocates (AIWA) in California.
Ray Rogers, Director of Corporate Campaign Inc; one of labors "most innovative strategists" with the Stop Killer Coke campaign will also be speaking. For 25 years, Corporate Campaign has championed union and community solidarity and membership and family involvement in campaigns for social and economic justice
Sarah Bender, and Laura with Starbucks Unionizers (NYC) with the IWW will also be speaking about their unprecedented union campaign with the ever expanding Starbucks. Sarah Bender has been a Barista for 7 years. After getting hired at Starbucks in the fall of 2004 she was fired in May of 2005 for union organizing. She was rehired in March of 2006 as a result of community support, direct action and a settlement between the National Labor Relations Board and Starbucks. Sarah has been a critical organizer of the mayday coalition which includes such organizations as Make the Road by Walking and the Million Worker March. On February 10th Sarah is heading to Ethiopia to engage farm workers with a message of solidarity from the Starbucks Workers Union. She will return fired up towards building a Justice from Bean to Cup campaign and holding Starbucks accountable for its exploitation of Baristas and Farmworkers.
The rest of the conference is geared to develop student leadership and skills to bring back to their respective campuses.
United Students Against Sweatshops
Northeast Regional Organizer
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