In a hard-fought victory, students and workers have forced Nike, the world’s largest sportswear brand, to reverse its position on barring independent monitors from the Worker Rights Consortium (WRC) to monitor its subcontracted factories. In an agreement reached after a USAS affiliate’s campaign at Georgetown University, Nike has committed to allowing WRC inspectors to monitor … Continue reading VICTORY! USAS “Just Cut It” Campaign Forces Nike to Sign Landmark Factory Access Agreement with Workers Rights Consortium
Since the twin issues of WRC factory access and labor violations at Hansae have arisen, other universities have taken action regarding Nike’s policies. The following is a summary of steps taken by other institutions in the arena of code of conduct enforcement: University of Washington - Seattle: See these three links regarding the negotiations and ultimatum the UW … Continue reading Nike Public Cut List
Northeastern Students Win Campaign to End Nike Contract! After over a year of student organizing, Northeastern University is one step closer to being sweat-free! Northeastern’s administration has agreed to refuse to resign their licensing contract with Nike until Nike agrees to let the Workers Rights Consortium into their factories and complies with the WRC’s … Continue reading Victory! Northeastern is the third university to cut ties with Nike!
Students hold “ Anti-Nike Fast Fashion Show” to promote the #NikeCoverUpChallenge and call on President Cauce to cut ties with Nike!
Please read, sign, and share our petition. Do we want Villanova University to support sweatshops? Villanova is affiliated with the Workers Rights Consortium (WRC), the world's only independent monitoring agency. On December 6th, 2016, we received a report that detailed the violations at Hansae Vietnam - a factory which produces apparel and licensed goods for … Continue reading Villanova Students keep the score on worker rights on campus!
On April 3rd, USASer's held a candle light vigil for Hansae workers outside an evening of scotch with faculty hosted by and at Chancellor Everts house. After reading Hansae worker quotes, Appalachian State's mission statement and strategic plan and Everts own public statement about our commitment to labor rights not once were we acknowledged by … Continue reading Appalachian State USAS holds vigil on Chancellor’s Lawn
Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions visited Georgetown several weeks ago. No administrators agreed to meet with her so she chose to send President DeGioia a personal message to voice her concerns about Georgetown’s ongoing relationship with Nike. Today, administrators from Georgetown and several of our peer institutions are meeting privately … Continue reading Georgetown Solidarity Committee sends statement with powerful message from Sophorn Yang