Mon., Feb. 18: CUSAS & CWA Press Conference to Support Strikers

Yoshie Furuhashi furuhashi.1 at osu.edu
Sun Feb 17 14:50:12 MST 2002


Monday, February 18
CUSAS (Columbus United Students Against Sweatshops) & CWA Local 4501
Joint Press Conference

Time: 3:00 p.m.
Location: outside the Ohio State University Main Library (1858 Neil
Ave. Mall, Columbus, OH), on the Oval side, in front of the statue of
William Oxley

CUSAS is a group of students active in ending sweatshop abuses in
factories that produce OSU apparel.  CWA Local 4501 is the labor
union that represents public workers on the OSU campus and at the OSU
Hospitals.  This press conference will be the first major public
Student and Labor gathering at OSU since CWA Local 4501's strike and
student sit-in in Bricker Hall during May 2000.  CUSAS and CWA Local
4501 will express their support for the Derby, New York New Era Cap
Co. workers and members of CWA Local 14177 who have been on strike
for six months.  OSU has a licensing agreement with New Era Cap Co.
In August 2001, one of OSU's monitors, the Worker Rights Consortium,
released a report documenting New Era Cap Co.'s numerous violations
of OSU's Code of Conduct in the areas of health and safety and
freedom of association.  We feel it is unjust for OSU to profit from
the exploitation of workers.  CUSAS has demanded that President
Kirwan temporarily suspend OSU's contract with the New Era Cap Co.
until the strike is resolved equitably, health and safety violations
are corrected in the Derby factory, and New Era management stops
their illegal union-busting tactics.  You will be receiving a Press
Release with more information on 2/15/02.

Contact: Mary Beth Tschantz, 614-538-1761 (home), <mbtschantz at yahoo.com>.
--
Yoshie

* Calendar of Events in Columbus:
<http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/calendar.html>
* Anti-War Activist Resources: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/activist.html>
* Student International Forum: <http://www.osu.edu/students/sif/>
* Committee for Justice in Palestine: <http://www.osu.edu/students/CJP/>

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