Monday, December 12, 2016

Georgetown Students Are Protesting the School's Nike Partnership

The Washington Post reports that 17 Georgetown undergraduates, identified as the Georgetown Solidarity Committee, took part in a two-day sit-in at president John DeGioia’s office Thursday morning. The group wants the school to terminate its licensing agreement with Nike, citing unfair labor practices in the company's Vietnam factories. The protest was largely based on a recent Worker Rights Consortium report alleging poor treatment of workers, unsafe factory conditions and firing of employees who become pregnant. Separate from its sponsorship deal, Georgetown's licensing agreement with Nike expires on Dec. 31.

Georgetown students end sit-in over university's ties to Nike

A two-day student sit-in at Georgetown University in protest of the school's licensing agreement with Nike ended late Friday after the university accepted their conditions and promised that the school's president would meet to discuss their concerns by Wednesday.