Governor Pataki Signs New Anti-sweatshop Legislation [state of New York]

Author: Office of New York Governor George Pataki, Published on: 3 September 2001

Allows Boards of Education to Consider Treatment of Workers When Purchasing Apparel: In honor of Labor Day, Governor George E. Pataki today announced that he has signed into law a measure that will further strengthen New York's ongoing battle against sweatshops and unfair labor practices. The new law will enable boards of education across the State to consider labor standards and working conditions including the illegal use of child labor when purchasing school uniform apparel.

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