Friday, April 09, 2010
University of Wisconsin cuts ties with Nike
Friday, the University of Wisconsin Badgers ended the agreement licensing with Nike, Inc. In January 2009, two factories in Choloma and San Pedro Sula, Honduras shut down abruptly. The workers have been left unpaid. Though Nike, Inc. subcontracts its work, these companies are responsible for compensation of their employees. University of Wisconsin is the first University to take this step due to workers rights. Nike is expressing disappointment, but student activists on campus are very happy and hope other universities will take their lead.