From Ann Arbor to East Lansing and Grand Rapids, former Nike factory worker Noi Supalai, shared her story with students and faculty across the state of Michigan to urge schools to take action against Nike. Following the speaking event at the University of Michigan – whose upcoming contract with Nike is worth $169 million – students and faculty marched to President Schlissel’s office to demand he ensure Nike either reverse its policy on independent monitoring or be refused the right to make Wolverine apparel in the fall.
At Michigan State University, Noi told the crowd, “When I heard that Nike was trying to monitor its own factories and reject the WRC I was angry. Nike just can’t be trusted to do this, I know from experience.”
After hearing Noi’s story, students across the state made a commitment to join her in the campaign to hold Nike accountable to independent monitoring by the Worker Rights Consortium.