On August 4th, the San Francisco Board of Supervisors’ Finance Committee unanimously recommended passage of the strongest anti-sweatshop law in the United States. The ordinance, cosponsored by Mayor Gavin Newsom and Supervisor Tom Amiano, sets tough, enforceable standards for up $600 million per year in city procurement contracts. Several elements set this ordinance apart from others passed before, including: $100,000 earmarked for both city and independent third party international monitoring; a Sweatfree Community Advisory Committee will weigh in on increasing scope; a sweatfree code of conduct including freedom of association and right to collective bargaining; and, a procurement living wage adjusted by country of production. This victory was made possible by the Sweatfree Bay Area Coalition, more than 50 labor, community and interfaith organizations, anchored by UNITE HERE, Global Exchange, the Chinese Progressive Association and Sweatshop Watch. A supermajority of Supervisors have now cosponsored the legislation, which is scheduled for votes of the full board on August 16th and Sept 16th.