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February 28, 2009

Economic Crisis, Buy American & Sweatfree Organizing

Sweat Free Communities Newsletter
In light of the economic crisis, heightened awareness on the need to grow the domestic economy is spurring popular interest in "Buy American." How does this apply to the U.S. apparel industry, which has largely been outsourced? Of the jobs that remain, over 50% of the factories qualify as sweatshops and, of the 20,000 U.S. garment workers currently producing for the Department of Defense, many labor under subpar conditions. Recognizing this reality, and the fact that good jobs stimulate the economy much better than bad jobs, we encourage:

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