Triangle Shirt Waist Proclamation
25 March 2015
This land has been favored in many ways. Industries have thrived far beyond your domestic needs; the productions of your labor are daily providing you more and more leisure time, and paying for containers full of imports from abroad, allowing you to watch other countries suffer on a 54” Made in China large screen TV. Your model of consumption is strengthening the bonds of fellowship and good will that economically link you to other nations.
I ask the people of this to let today be one in which you cease from shopping and assemble for the purpose of giving praise to those factory workers who are the producers of the cloths, computers, phones, dishwashers and cars you have enjoyed.
Wherefore I, Frau Fiber, former East German garment worker, illegal immigrant, instigator of the Sewing Rebellion, Special Envoy to Haiti, and Free Trade Researcher to Ghana designate Wednesday March 25, 2015 as a national day to cease consumption of goods made under dishonorable labor conditions. I earnestly call upon United States citizens, to gather in their accustomed places of leisure activities, and to join me in offering a moment of silence to those fallen factory workers throughout your industrial history.
I ask you to join me, in a 12-hour shift, producing Triangle Shirt Waist Blouses, 9 am to 9 pm today at the ILGWU.
In Witness Whereof, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the seal of the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms to be affixed.
Done at the Institute 4 Labor Generosity Workers & Uniforms, Long Beach CA 90802, on this the 25th Day of March 2015.