Sunday, January 11, 2004

January 11- Bread and Roses Sale! Justice Clothing
"We want bread, and roses, too!" This was the cry of thousands of garment workers in Lawrence, Massachusettes, who were demanding something better than the subsistence level wages that kept their stomachs, and those of their children, empty of bread. Not just bread, they cried, but roses too: dignity, respect, the chance to give their children better lives. Today, on the anniversary of their strike, we honor these brave union pioneers.

Clean Clothes Connection Bangor, Maine
Were your clothes made by teenage girls and children, working long hours under harsh conditions for poverty wages? Or were they made by workers who have a voice on the job, and who enjoy living wages and benefits?

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