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Bread and Roses on 04/27/12

Bread and Roses
Air date: 
Fri, 04/27/2012 - 6:00pm - 7:00pm
Short Description: 
Toxic Beauty - a Visit to Nail Salons and Spas

The popularity of nail salons and beauty spas is very high. But how much of the beauty we buy is toxic? And what are the work conditions like behind the aroma-therapeutic fog?
We will hear from Lisa Fu, Program Director for the Californian Healthy Nail Salon Collaborative. She will introduce us to the mostly immigrant women  who work in the salons, to their work conditions and to the toxic substances both they and their customers are exposed to. We will explore what can be done to improve that reality.
We will then discuss the conditions in the local Aveda-branded Dosha salons and spas. Madelyn Elder, President of Communications Workers of America Local 7901, will talk about violations of federal labor law and the response by the owner and management when workers decided to unionize. We will also visit Aveda Beauty Schools.

Hosted by Gabriele Ross


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