Human Thread Campaign Brings Alta Gracia Workers to Saint Clement
On Oct. 18 Saint Clement hosted The Human Thread Campaign which brought two garment factory workers from the Dominican Republic to share their story working at the Alta Gracia garment factory.
Alta Gracia is a factory that pays workers a living wage. Founded in 2010, employees produce shirts and sweaters available to universities and parishes.
Since working at Alta Gracia, workers can now save capital, pursue higher education, fund their children's education and have access to medical care. In addition to their salaries, they are treated as human beings and have the right to a safe and healthy workplace.
"Work is more than a way to make a living; it is a form of continuing participation of God's creation." - Catholic Social Teaching
Missed the event? Watch the Human Thread Campaign's presentation.