A group of University of Wisconsin students is calling for the university to drop its contract with Nike. Today the students are holding a protest at 4 pm due to workers’ rights violations at two of Nike’s factories in Honduras. Chancellor Biddy Martin gave Nike four months to change its practices. This was back in […]
Nike, Inc., a sportswear giant with much of the American retail market cornered, has annual revenue of around $18 billion. Why is it, then, that they are having so much trouble paying the $2.2 million in severance owed to laid-off factory workers in Honduras? Read article here.
Teachers union leaders called on teachers to join a demonstration to be held on Thursday, February 25th. On that date, the teachers have been requested not to attend their classes to teach.
The Honduran Institute for Children and Families (IHNFA)in Tegucigalpa has been taken over by members of the Union of Workers of the institution. They are complaining of harassment by those in charge, and making demands on the government before the institution will be returned. The protesters surrounded the building in the colony of El Prado […]
The number of illegal immigrants living in the United States dropped 7 percent this past year, to 10.8 million. Of those, according to the Department of Homeland Security (DHS) report, most were from Latin America. The greatest number of people living in the US illegally were Mexicans (6.7 million) at 62 percent, followed by those […]