Just an update on the Designated Supplier Program. The University has agreed to join the DSP working group, which will ensure that all apparel bearing the UB logo will be produced in factories where workers rights are respected, in respect to wages, working conditions and the right to organize. UB will be joining over 45 other universities in committing to the rights of workers.
UB has also agreed not to renew their contract with Russell Athletics when it expires in June, a company that produces UB apparel. Russell had a union busting campaign in a factory in Honduras, Jerzees de Honduras, that ended in them closing the factory. Two independent monitoring agencies; the Workers' Rights Consortium and the Fair Labor Association determined that the factory was closed because of union activity. UB joins 23 other Universities in cutting their contract with Russell Athletics.
TWO MORE VICTORIES FOR UBSAS AND WORKERS!!!
The University will be releasing an official public statement within the week.
so until then we can celebrate- but not too loudly, haha!