Trendy corporations these days claim to embrace sustainability practices in their supply chains.
Including fair wages to their workers and preventing environmental harms in the process of production.
Unfortunately, even corporations at the forefront of this endeavor are still woefully behind in embracing truly sustainable practices when it comes to the livelihoods of their workers and the health of the environment.
That's why CAL is excited about the United Students Against Sweatshops’ day of action against Nike. This weekend, Saturday, July 29th, USAS chapters and activists will be protesting outside of Niketown locations across the country, and we hope you join them.
From USAS’ website:
Nike boasts of empowering women, but its garment workers tell a different story. Can you imagine the irony of sowing Equality on a shirt for a brand which is complicit in the firing of pregnant women? Wage theft? Mass faintings? Union-busting? While Nike markets themselves as champions of women’s equality, the abuses behind their factory doors expose that the only thing they champion is their own bottom line.
In Honduras, Vietnam, Mexico and Guatemala, workers are outraged at Nike’s lack of accountability and lies. Instead of improving conditions, Nike is cutting and running from factories where their abuses have been reported, and where workers spoke up! Nike has repeatedly backed out on their commitments to re-instate dignified work on the factory floor.
But across the country and around the world, we’re pushing back. With massive contract cuts at major universities, the momentum against Nike is stronger than ever. It’s time to take the fight from our campuses to the streets. Until Nike just does the right thing, no more business as usual. The week of July 25th, people around the world are taking action at a Nike store near you.
Nike isn’t fooling workers, and they are not fooling us. Will you join us?