Stopping Walmart’s Dirty Supply Chain Moves - June 25 - NYC
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The Rosa Luxemburg Stiftung—New York Office, in cooperation with Jobs With Justice, Asia Floor Wage Alliance, and the Murphy Institute at CUNY, will host “ClothesLined: Stopping Walmart’s Dirty Supply Chain Moves,” a convening taking place June 25-27.
At this important event – which includes a public component, to be held on June 25 (4-6pm at The Murphy Institute, 25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor) – we will discuss the fight to improve conditions of workers in Walmart’s global garment supply chain. Representatives of unions and other worker organizations from India, Cambodia, Bangladesh, Indonesia, and the United States will come together to assess how to strengthen the ability of workers to improve their conditions at the company, from factory to store.
Walmart’s unique position as the world’s largest private employer should come with a responsibility to ensure workers’ voices are heard and their freedom of association respected. Unfortunately, Walmart’s unwillingness to accept this responsibility has left workers no choice but to work across national lines to collectively hold the company accountable for its labor practices.
At this event, leaders from several countries will share their experiences while laying the groundwork for direct engagement with Walmart. In keeping with the spirit of transparency and responsibility, we have extended an invitation to Walmart representatives to attend and participate.
Due to limited capacity, RSVP is required to attend this event. Please RSVP here.
Stopping Walmart’s Dirty Supply Chain Moves
June 25, 4-6PM
The Murphy Institute, CUNY School of Professional Studies
25 West 43rd Street, 19th Floor
New York, NY
9:30 AM | Welcome Notes
9:45 AM-11:15 AM | Exploitation
– Refusal to Participate: African Americans and the Proposed Olympic Boycott, 1934-1935
Stanley Arnold, Associate Professor, Department of History, Northern Illinois University, DeKalb, Illinois
– A Consideration of Sporting Boycotts: Scotland, South Africa, and the 1986 Commonwealth Games
Fiona Skillen, Lecturer in Sport and Event Management, Glasgow Caledonian University, Glasgow, Scotland
Matt McDowell, Lecturer in Sport Policy, Management, and International Development, Moray House School of Education,......
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