Students Score a Win for Honduras

The anti-sweatshop movement at dozens of American universities, from Georgetown to U.C.L.A., has had plenty of idealism and energy, but not many victories. Until now. The often raucous student movement announced on Tuesday that it had achieved its biggest victory by far. Its pressure tactics persuaded one of the nation’s leading sportswear companies, Russell Athletic, […]

University Stands Up for Honduran Workers

The University of Wisconsin-Madison’s Labor Licensing Policy Committee voted to recommend that Chancellor Biddy Martin start taking steps to end the university’s apparel contract with Nike, Inc. due to alleged labor rights abuses at two of the company’s factories. However, the committee’s vote — which came under the urging of the Student Labor Action Coalition […]

Bosses Question Minimum Wage

Honduran union leaders and government authorities questioned the decision of some representatives of the business sector to impugn the new minimum wage. The Minister of Labor, Mayra Mejia, criticized the determination of members of the Honduran Council of Private Enterprise (COHEP) and considered that business executives should understand the cost of the basic food basket […]

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