Eastern Michigan U students seek Adidas contract severance
- Allegations that Adidas violated workers rights are leading Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education, a student organization at Eastern Michigan University, to urge the university to sever its contract with the athletic apparel company.
- Two workers from a closed factory in Indonesia visited the school Wednesday and said that the company refused to recognize their rights and give them severance pay, prompting the university to send a letter to Adidas inquiring about its practices.
- University of Michigan President Mary Sue Coleman issued a complaint to Adidas over the alleged violations in October, and the University of Washington severed its Adidas contract in November following a yearlong campaign by students.
From the article:
An Eastern Michigan University student organization, Students for an Ethical and Participatory Education, is urging the university to consider severing its contract with Adidas due to allegations of workers rights violations, the Eastern Echo reported. ...
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