Jan 15, 2010

Clearing the hurdles — sports brands and worker rights


As we prepare to host the Olympics, it’s worth thinking about how high (or low) the bar is set by the major companies that make sportswear. Despite some progress in recent years, substantial violations of worker rights and poverty wages are still the norm for workers in the sportswear industry. In response, Play Fair and The Maquila Solidarity Network (MSN) have produced an innovative website  — entitled Clearing the Hurdles — where you can learn more and see how the major brands rank. Worth a look.

You can find more resources related to the Olympics from CCPA and other allies here.