A film showing and benefit for 16 workers at a local factory here who were fired last month for seeking representation from the Teamsters Union.
From the organizer: The majority of workers at Concept Packaging in Newburgh are immigrant women, some of whom have worked for over 20 years, rarely earning more than the minimum wage. Workers are involved in mixing, bottling and packaging toxic items. Many employees work in enclosed areas with no ventilation. Workers have experienced symptoms such as nausea, vomiting, bloody noses, asthma, chronic flu-like symptoms, and dizziness.
The film is the Emmy award winning documentary "Made in LA," the true story of three Latina immigrants working in Los Angeles garment sweatshops as they embark on a three-year odyssey to win basic labor protections from a trendy clothing retailer.
Those that cannot attend, but wish to send a donation, can mail checks payable to the Rural & Migrant Ministry Inc. and with "Fired Newburgh Workers Fund" in the memo line. Check can be mailed to:
Rural & Migrant Ministry Inc.
PO Box 4757
Poughkeepsie, NY 12602
Church of the Good Shepherd
271 Broadway (at Mill St)
Newburgh, NY 12550 Map and directions: maps.google.com...
Contact: 845 331-6615 or via the email address below.
Sponsored by: the Workers' Rights Law Center of New York Inc. and Teamsters Union Local 445.
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