A number of labor and activists groups including United Students Against Sweatshops are planning on carrying out a Global Day of Action Against Nike tomorrow. There is a social media hashtag #JustDoTheRightThing, and planned actions in more than 25 cities across five continents.
Mass fainting. Wage theft. Padlocked exits. Over the last two years, there have been a stream of violations at Nike factories around the world. Since the ’90s, the world’s largest sportswear brand has done a lot to clean up its supply chain, but the problems haven’t gone away entirely. This Saturday, activists around the country will be protesting in front of Nike stores to show their solidarity with exploited workers.
Fast Company has a timely article out today discussing some of the plans and why students are still pressing Nike on supply chain labor standards. It’s worth a 5 minute read