November 13th, 2017 | by CollegeAD

A group of student activists at the University of Washington decided to “just do it”—and after successfully protesting, they got athletic apparel giant Nike to agree to let a third-party watchdog group, Worker Rights Consortium (WRC), inspect factories overseas that make Husky and UW-branded clothing for workplace safety violations. It’s a big deal for worker’s rights—UW President Ana Mari Cauce says the contract is the first of its kind in the country, and can serve as a model for other colleges and universities as well. It was all part of a coordinated national effort by labor rights group United Students Against Sweatshops, which has been campaigning against Nike and organizing global strikes at factories around the world. This spring at the annual Board of Regent’s meeting, dozens of UW students showed up to protest the sneaker company’s labor practices and urge for more factory inspections.  – Amber Cortes, thestranger.comRead More

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