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Pay Your Workers Rally
October 29, 2022 @ 11:00 am – 12:00 pm EDT
Adidas Flagship 565 Fifth Avenue, Manhattan, NYC
During the pandemic, brands stole millions in unpaid wages, benefits and severance from garment workers. Corporations exploited the pandemic to undermine labor rights and retaliate against unions and workers organizing. An international union coalition has been formed, led by unions in Cambodia, Bangladesh, and Sri Lanka demanding that adidas meet with garment workers, pay them money stolen during the pandemic, and respect labor rights across the supply chain. The campaign has been progressing since our first international action in July. In August we had actions in 10 cities. Adidas has so far refused to meet with the garment worker unions, and now a global week of action has been called for October 24-30, demanding that adidas negotiate with the workers that make their apparel. So far we have actions planned in over 20 cities, including Jakarta, Dhaka, Berlin and Milan.
On October 29th at 11:00 am there will be an action at the Adidas flagship location at 565 Fifth Avenue. North America is a key market to Adidas; they are seeking to grow their market share and are vulnerable to US public opinion. We have an outsized leverage in pushing Adidas to meet with the workers.