Students Against Sweatshops

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The Worker Rights Consortium in the Universities

For 10 years, activists of United Students Against Sweatshops have taken the fight for just working conditions into their own hands. U.S. and Canadian university students formed the network to pressure their schools to remove from campus stores all collegiate apparel made under sweatshop conditions. In 2000, USAS created the Worker Rights Consortium to monitor conditions in factories producing clothing for colleges. Over 170 schools now support the WRC.


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Students Against Sweatshops, photo by Josh Sonnenfeld
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The DIY Foreign Policy Heroes are part of A Just Foreign Policy, the Summer 2008 issue of YES! Magazine.
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