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Petition to H&M, Adidas, Gap Inc., Gap, NIKE, , , , , , , Marks & Spencer, , Inditex, , , , , , , ,

Garment Workers on Hunger Strike in India!

We are workers at Avery Dennison India Pvt. Ltd in, and also members of Garment and Textile workers Union (GATWU) Bangalore, India, and we are now on a hunger strike to protest the inhumane behavior of our management, and also violation of various Indian labour laws!! It's a multimillion dollar operation which produces products for brand giants such as H&M, Adidas, Zara, Levi's, Gap, Marks & Spencer, Nike, and many others. For many years, Avery Dennison has been paying us differing wages for the same amount of work, through subcontracting out some of us but not others. They have used this as an excuse to pay UNDER the already-low minimum wage for the work we do! Several of our colleagues have been forced to work back-to-back short-term contracts for the same amount of work, with no stoppage, just like permanent employees, but with none of the benefits, some for over 10 years. This is completely unacceptable; we have the right to provide for our families just like any other worker. When we see the CEOs and owners of some of these firms making the list of richest billionaires in the world, we know that it is our labor that creates their profits, yet our factory refuses to respect our basic rights or the rule of law. This is why we decided to form a union. With the support of Garment and Textile Workers' Union, we organized to tell our employer that we deserve our basic rights. The employer, instead of respectfully negotiating with us, decided to retaliate. They illegally dismissed 44 of our colleagues for daring to stand up for our rights and to scare us into submission. But we will not be intimidated! We are now on our 5th day of our hunger strike to demand that they: Reinstate ALL terminated workers Make contract workers permanent Provide equal pay for equal work Stop worker discrimination Stop union busting! Join us to demand that Avery Dennison, and the brands that work with them, do the right thing!  Signed,  Avery Dennison Pvt. Ltd. Workers Bangalore, India

International Union League for Brand Responsibility
82,255 supporters
Started 1 month ago

Petition to I’m starting this petition due to the high electric bills everyone has been receiving., Every one who has gotten a bill higher then what they usually pay., FRIEND, Elizabeth Warren, Pennsylvania State Senate, CBS,, President of the United States

Lights for brighter days.❤️ Potomac Edison NEEDS TO CORRECT OUR BILLS.!!

This picture displays the anger and frustration people are feeling in our community.. I apologize for the aggressive words, but I want to solve the issue about the electric bills so many people have received due to the meters being misread or it just being a glitch in the system. So many people had someone come out and look at there meters and even said there bill was way to high according to the meters, also they call and complain about this after the facts are proved and still nothing happens. People have children we need light for our houses. Low income family’s can not afford the high bills they receive. Plus Potomac Edison owns a monopoly in our area by knowing this they’re gouging prices to rates higher  then what people in our area can afford. This is a valuable need, to cook,clean,to provide light for us to see in the dark. It’s not a want its something we need everyday.  It’s cruel and inhuman that a company like Potomac Edison would do something like this to the people in our community. knowing their wrong and nothing can change that. untill people stand up and sign this petition against this cause. Please sign this petition and help the people in our community Thank you all so much.!!  This is for Potomac Edison Electricty company.!!! Please fix your systems and correct people’s bills we should get refunds for every bill we paid over. It’s a lot to ask but Potomac Edison has been doing this to everyone who has electric from them.!!! To the city hall of Cumberland and whomever this may concern.  By-Barbiee Blowe/co-found by Jessica 

Barbiee Blowe
4,160 supporters
Started 2 months ago

Petition to Florida State Senate, Florida State House

Cannabis Prohibition Equals Suffering & Dying. Ending the Madness is Easy, Will You Help?

I ask you to sign this petition directed to the Florida State Senate & Florida State House, requesting the Florida Legislators take immediate action. By means of "A Joint Resolution", we request Florida Legislators, place the question of establishing Cannabis as a Right for adults to possess, use, and cultivate in their homes and private property on the 2018 ballot for voters to approve or reject. The proposed Amendment, in its entirety, is shown below. I once believed, as some of you might currently, Cannabis Legalization is merely a legal issue but now I realize and fully understand, access to the Cannabis Plant is a matter of Civil Liberty, life & death and should be a Human Right for all. For me, this was made perfectly clear following the passing of my best friend of over twenty years, my seemingly healthy wife. Rhonda passed away only five months after being diagnosed with stage 4 cancer and three months before I was educated to the fact, Cannabis, the plant, kills cancer cells. More specifically, ingesting Cannabis Oil made using only plant material is, despite the Federal Government restricting research, scientifically proven to shrink and inhibit tumor growth and without harming the patient.  I understand anyone's disbelief, especially if this is the first you've heard this claim. I certainly didn't believe it when I first heard the truth but I'm not aggerating, not at all. In the years following my wife's death, I've seen first hand the benefits of Cannabis Oil extending and or saving lives. Even the National Cancer Institute's own research shows Cannabis kills cancer cells. The science and evidence, dating back decades is irrefutable and is being suppressed but why? Cannabis Prohibition and its tyranny began without concern for Public Health or Safety. Instead, it was financial gain, racism, and fear which led to Congress passing the "Marihuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937" but it didn't end there. The Government despotism was codified and further amplified in 1970 when Congress passed the "Controlled Substances Act of 1970". Their inclusion of the Cannabis Plant as a Schedule 1 within the Controlled Substances Act was done in spite of citizens, in the late 1960's nearly defeating the Marihuana Tax Stamp Act of 1937. Together, we must, once-and-for-all end the ongoing suffering caused by Cannabis Prohibition. The past 80 years of our Federal Government forcing Cannabis Prohibition upon our State and State's, has harmed, jailed, and killed countless Floridians and American's alike. Cost of enforcement, loss of Civil liberty, environmental pollution, higher healthcare costs for far less effective treatments, etc, etc. Every day, whether you realize it or not, directly or indirectly, we and our loved ones are paying the price of Cannabis Prohibition. The unjustified and immoral criminalization of this safe, nontoxic, medicinally beneficial PLANT must end today, in 2018 and Your Signing of this Petition Will Help. Please don't let what happened to my loved one happen to you or yours. Don't feel powerless ending the madness, please share this petition and ask friends, family, coworkers, and everyone to also sign. Together we are strong, together we will end Cannabis Prohibition forever, thank you.Kind regards, sincerely,Colby Wise                                     A JOINT RESOLUTION 2018 Joint Resolution Creating Section 28 of Article I of the State Constitution relating to adults twenty-one and older having and exercising a personal right to possession, use, and cultivation of Cannabis. Be it resolved by the Legislature of the State of Florida: That the creation of Section 28 of Article I of the State Constitution set forth below are agreed to and shall be submitted to the electors of Florida for approval or rejection at the general election to be held in November 2018: Title: “ADULT RIGHT TO CANNABIS" ARTICLE I, SECTION 28. All people in the State of Florida twenty-one years of age and older shall have the right under state laws to possession, use, and cultivation of Cannabis. This RIGHT shall not be infringed except that the transfer of Cannabis by purchase or sale may be regulated as necessary to ensure public health and safety. "Cannabis" in this section is defined as ALL parts of any plant of the genus Cannabis, whether growing or not, and the seeds thereof; the resin extracted from any part of the plant; every compound, manufacture, salt, derivative, mixture, or preparation of the plant or its seeds or resin. “Possession” in this section is defined as the state of having, owning, or controlling cannabis; actual or constructive; whether sole or joint possession; including the joint control with another / others. “Use” in this section is defined as application, ingestion, consumption, or inhalation. Including but not limited to eating, drinking, vaporizing, and smoking. “Cultivation” in this section is defined as the planting, tending, improving, or harvesting of crops or plants; the preparation of ground or growing medium to promote their growth. The provisions of this section are severable and if any clause or sentence of this measure, or an application thereof, is adjudged invalid by a court of competent jurisdiction, other provisions shall continue to be in effect to the fullest extent possible.

Floridians For Freedom
601 supporters