Tailoring tales

Pushpa Achanta
Posted January 17, 2015 from India

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Sarah Whitten-Grigsby
Jan 19, 2015
Jan 19, 2015

Oh, Pushpa,

The face of the woman, seasoned garment worker, in one of your photos says everything. The bottomless weariness, the sorrow, even emptiness, the premature aging, all of it. How I pray for a kinder, more just life for these dear, valuable women! Thank you for continuing to bring this to light, and may your stories be widely read and this acted upon. With Support and Respect, Sarah
Yvette Warren
Jan 28, 2015
Jan 28, 2015

It is so important, Pushpa, that these stories are told through World Pulse and other media outlets. There seems to be no country on earth that is uniformly just toward what they call "unskilled" labor. We must ask ourselves, "At what point are they considered skilled and treated as such?"

I spent many years in USA food service management, where I was fired more than once for advocating for justice toward the company employees. I am ashamed that my country still supports less than a living wage for those who do the work that makes life possible, feeding, clothing, and care of children and the elderly. 

I am encouraged that your country is beginning to make steps toward organized labor. 

Thank you for being a blessing upon our shared earth.