This week, Cortek guitar worker and Cort documentary filmmaker Kim Sung Gyoon are here in LA from Korea – and in just a few days, they have already presented to the 300-delegation gathering of the United Steel Workers Western Division in San Diego and marched on Sat. 3/13 with the Mother’s March organized by Global Women’s Strike – because Cort workers are also mothers and women who are fighting back.
This week, starting TODAY, the Cort worker will meet with FENDER for the second time, which as promised to conduct a fair and independent investigation.
And after a full schedule of meetings with organizations and unions far and wide all over LA, the week will culminate in a concert:
BRING BACK THE MUSIC! Cort Worker Solidarity Concert
– Musicians taking action with guitar workers for worker rights
Thursday March 18th , 7-10pm
@ SIPA, Search to Involve Pilipino-Americans
3200 West Temple Street, Historic Pilipinotown
$3 suggested donation
This is not just a regular show. This is where musicians and the workers who made their guitars are taking action together.
Meet a Cort/Cor-tek guitar worker from Korea who has been making Fender and Ibanez guitars for decades in Cort’s sweatshops. When these workers asked for fair conditions, they were all fired by Cort.
FENDER has agreed to investigate, but your support is needed. Come to the show, and remind these corporations what guitars are for- for MAKING MUSIC!
Contact (regarding concert) : 714- 553-5874
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Join the Facebook page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Cort-Worker-ACTION/344810266124?ref=nf