"Businesses that rely on sweatshop labor are not welcome in our community," said Bob Hemauer, UW-Madison student and member of the Student Labor Action Coalition (SLAC). "And The Gap is one of the worst!" Hemauer shared his views during a May 5 1999 protest at the opening of The Gap's newest store on downtown Madison's State Street.
The protest, which drew more than 50 people on one day notice, follows several recent protests at other area Gap stores.
Building on anti-sweatshop victories at the UW earlier this year, students and local Union activists have begun a campaign to confront local businesses that reap huge profits from sweatshop labor around the globe.
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