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MAR
23
Hidden in the Sweatshops: The Human Cost of Nike Athletic Gear
Date:
Thursday, 23 Mar 2017
Time:
4:00 p.m. to 11:59 p.m.
Location:
C107 S Kedzie Hall
Department:
Asian Studies Center
Event Details:
Come hear stories of toiling for Nike in Cambodia – and learn how you can make a difference.
 
Sophorn Yang, President of the Cambodian Alliance of Trade Unions (CATU) and United Nations Delegate to the Status for the Commission on Women. In 2016, Sophorn was instrumental to the successful living wage fight to raise the national minimum wage to $158 per month, a near doubling from two years prior. CATU represents Nike workers at several factories, and the union is fighting for neutrality to organize hundreds of more
Cambodian Nike workers in a dangerously anti-union climate.