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GSC hosts labor activist

GSC hosts labor activist

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04/10/2017

The Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) hosted Sophorn Yang, president of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions, to speak in the Leavey Program room about conditions in Nike factories as well as actions students could take to further workers’ rights in Nike factories abroad. This event was a part of GSC’s ongoing campaign to have Georgetown…

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

GSC holds protest during GAAP weekend

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03/28/2017

Members of the Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) held a protest to raise awareness of the working conditions that laborers in Nike factories faced as admitted students and their families attending GAAP weekend walked by the university bookstore in Leavey on March 24. The group passed out fliers that read, “Let Georgetown know that the class…

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

GSC Sanctions Miss the Mark

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02/17/2017

On Dec. 8, 2016, members of Georgetown Solidarity Committee (GSC) participated in a sit-in to protest Georgetown’s licensing contract with Nike. Eight of these students have since been found in violation of the Code of Student Conduct for unauthorized access and failure to comply with a university office or law enforcement officer. On Feb. 2,…

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

Students stage overnight sit-in against Nike contract

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12/09/2016

Yesterday at 10 a.m., 17 Georgetown undergrads stormed into the office suite of President John DeGioia in Healy Hall to protest the university’s involvement with Nike in a sit-in. The students have vowed to sit-in until the university issues a written statement that it will not renew its licensing contract with Nike, which is set to expire…

GSC holds mock celebration on Nike issue

GSC holds mock celebration on Nike issue

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11/03/2016

Gathered outside the empty office of President John DeGioia this past Friday, a group of around 50 students, athletes, and prospective parents sang as they demanded for Georgetown to cut its ties with Nike. “For he’s a jolly good fellow, for he’s a jolly good fellow,– who cares about workers’ rights!” they sang. The event,…

Little movement visible in Nike negotiations

Little movement visible in Nike negotiations

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10/28/2016

 The branding contract between Georgetown University and Nike expires on Dec. 31. As of now, Nike has not signed Georgetown’s code of conduct, and if Georgetown renews the contract, Nike will continue to be the only company affiliated with the university that has not signed this document. Over a year ago, Nike refused to let…

Just Do It: Holding the Swoosh Accountable

Just Do It: Holding the Swoosh Accountable

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02/24/2016

Nike has long enjoyed a special type of relationship with Georgetown’s athletics programs. As noted in this week’s feature, titled “In Foul Trouble: Unlacing Georgetown’s Relationship with Nike,” this partnership goes back to the glory days of Hoya basketball in the 1980s. Yet, given Nike’s record of labor abuses, many have rightfully questioned the wisdom…

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