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Wed Feb 27, 2013, 06:52 PM

New Rules Would Prevent St. Louis County From Buying Clothes Made In Sweatshops

The St. Louis County Council is considering changes to its purchasing procedures that would prohibit vendors from supplying it with garments made under sweatshop conditions.

Councilman Pat Dolan said he introduced the changes during Tuesday night’s council meeting at the request of municipalities in his district.

While Dolan said he’d prefer everything bought by the county was made in America, these changes will ensure the basic civil rights of workers are being met.

“If it’s out of the county and fair labor standards apply in that country, then they have to abide by them,” Dolan said.

http://www.news.stlpublicradio.org/post/new-rules-would-prevent-st-louis-county-buying-clothes-made-sweatshops

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