Wednesday, July 2, 2008

Resolution Concerning ALA Policy Opposing Sweatshop Labor and Support Union Businesses

This Resolution was adopted by the ALA Council
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
Anaheim, CA

2007-2008 ALA CD#58
2008 ALA Annual Conference

Resolution Concerning ALA Policy Opposing Sweatshop Labor and Support Union Businesses


WHEREAS,The American Library Association (ALA) has broad social responsibilities (Policy 1.1); and

WHEREAS,ALA and its divisions, round tables, and other various units purchase all kinds of products for distribution to membership, such as tee shirts, conference bags, etc; and

WHEREAS,A large proportion of those available products are produced in sweatshop conditions; now, therefore, be it

RESOLVED,That the American Library Association (ALA) and its divisions, round tables, and all other units should purchase all products for distribution to membership from sweatshop free producers; and that this resolution and information about how to comply with it shall be distributed to all ALA divisions, round tables, all other units and ALA staff.


Adopted by the Council of the American Library Association
Tuesday, July 1, 2008
In Anaheim, California

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