Chicago Sweatfree Ordinance is Introduced!

On Wednesday, thanks to Chicago Fair Trade, a Sweatfree Ordinance was introduced in Chicago’s City Council. The campaign is part of a larger campaign called Sweatfree Communities. The campaign is brilliant, and here’s why: it calls on municipalities, states, religious denominations, school districts–basically any large body–to use large-scale purchasing power to create a sea change […]

On WBEZ’s Worldview

Last Thursday I had the pleasure of  speaking on WBEZ’s Worldview program with host Jerome McDonnell and 47th Ward Alderman Ameya Pawar, who is sponsoring the ordinance. We discussed Chicago Fair Trade‘s campaign to pass an ordinance in the City of Chicago to ensure that uniforms and other apparel procured by the City be manufactured without the […]