WHERE: Meet at Freedom Corner (Centre and Crawford Avenues) at 4:30 and then march to the Roberto Clemente Bridge (aka 6th street bridge).
The Sweatshop Carnival (a moveable celebration) will be on the bridge and also around PNC Park. The Sweatshop Carnival is a global message of peace and solidarity from the 2006 All Star Game at PNC Park.
It will include games such as:
Close this Factory
Toss that Worker a Peanut
The Wage of Poverty Wages
Baseball for Workers
No Sweatshops Bucco Mural coloring contest
Speakers will also be present.
This is being sponsored by The Pittsburgh Anti-Sweatshop Community Alliance.
An editorial from the Post-Gazette on this subject can be found here. It asks:
Would you mind if that Pittsburgh Pirates shirt you bought last week was sewn by a 14-year-old girl in Bangladesh during her 12th hour of labor in a factory that pays her in pocket change and certainly no overtime?For more information:
Polls have shown that most Americans do mind. And certainly Pittsburghers, with their long tradition of improving labor conditions through collective bargaining, are even more likely to balk at their hometown team's shirts being manufactured in sweatshops.
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