Fund Raiser for Bangladesh sweatshop workers
Tom Keough 718 768 6171
As part of the Park Slope Windsor Terrace Artists' Open Studio Tour there will be fund raising efforts for the Bangladesh sweatshop workers. Money will be raised for the National Garment Workers Federation.
Columbus Day Weekend , Oct 12,13 and 14th, artists open our studios to the public 11am-7pm. Artist Tom Keough will be selling copies of Wobblies! A Graphic History of the Industrial Workers of the World, at 303A 16th Street, Brooklyn between 6th and 7th Avenues. This is located two and a half blocks downhill from the F train stop at 15th St, Prospect Park and two and a half blocks uphill from the R train stop at Prospect Ave. For more information please call 718 768 6171.
The National Garment Workers Federation is the union in Bangladesh. Before the NGWF was formed the garment workers were paid $10 per month and they worked 365 days a year with no time off. After 2 bloody strikes the wages are now over $40 per month with a day off each week and 4 months paid maternity leave. The NGWF needs some help. SO fund raising is important.