Berkeley set to vote on sweatshop ordinance
Date of publication: April 15, 2009
Source: San Francisco Chronicle
Author: Carolyn Jones
Berkeley has built up a sweat trying to become sweatshop-free.
More than four years after the idea first surfaced, the City Council is set to vote Tuesday on an anti-sweatshop ordinance that has bounced around among three commissions, several City Hall departments and a host of community groups, as they've debated how to pay for and enforce the plan.
But the ordinance - which would prohibit the city from buying goods manufactured in sweatshops - could be delayed five more months or so if City Manager Phil Kamlarz has his way...