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Record #: SO2014-4247   
Type: Ordinance Status: Passed
Intro date: 5/28/2014 Current Controlling Legislative Body: Committee on Budget and Government Operations
Final action: 7/30/2014
Title: Amendment of Municipal Code Chapter 2-92 by adding new Section 2-92-605 regarding sweatshop-free procurement
Sponsors: Emanuel, Rahm, Moreno, Proco Joe, Fioretti, Bob, Burns, William D., Pope, John, Balcer, James, Cardenas, George A., Quinn, Marty, Burke, Edward M., Foulkes, Toni, Munoz, Ricardo, Zalewski, Michael R., Solis, Daniel, Maldonado, Roberto, Burnett, Jr., Walter, Reboyras, Ariel, Suarez, Regner Ray, Mell, Deborah, Colón, Rey, Sposato, Nicholas, Laurino, Margaret, O'Connor, Patrick, Cappleman, James, Pawar, Ameya, Osterman, Harry, Moore, Joseph, Silverstein, Debra L., Reilly, Brendan
Topic: MUNICIPAL CODE AMENDMENTS - Title 2 - City Government & Administration - Ch. 92 Dept. of Purchases, Contracts & Supplies
Attachments: 1. O2014-4247.pdf, 2. SO2014-4247.pdf


SECTION 1. Chapter 2-92 of the Municipal Code of Chicago is hereby amended by adding a new Section 2-92-605, as follows:

2-92-605 Sweatshop-free procurement.
(a) For purposes of this section, the following definitions shall apply:
"Abusive forms of child labor" means (1) work performed by a person under the age of 18 when the person does not voluntarily seek the work or the person is threatened by the person's employer with physical, mental or emotional harm for nonperformance; (2) work performed by a person under the age of 18 in violation of the laws of the applicable jurisdiction governing the minimum age of employment, compulsory education, or occupational health and safety; or (3) the use of a person under the age of 18 for illegal activities, including, but not limited to, the production or trafficking of illicit drugs or for prostitution.
"Contract" means any contract, purchase order or agreement awarded by any officer or agency of the city for purchasing garments, and whose cost is to be paid from funds belonging to or administered by the city.
"Contractor" means the person to whom a contract is awarded.
"Subcontractor" means any person that enters into a subcontract agreement directly with a contractor for any work under a contract.
"Foreign convict or forced labor" means any form of labor used to produce or manufacture goods prohibited from importation into the United States under 19 U.S. C. § 1307, which includes abusive forms of child labor and slave labor.
"Garment" means any clothing, including uniforms, footwear, and related clothing accessories, such as hats and caps, ties, scarves, ribbons and shoestrings.
"Slave labor" means any form of slavery, sale and trafficking of persons, debt bondage, indentured servitude, serfdom, or forced or compulsory labor.

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"Supply chain" means any manufacturer or distributor of garments.
"Sweatshop labor" means any wor...

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