“Georgetown, Nike reach pact on worker’s conditions” – The Washington Post – August 30, 2017

On August 30, 2017 The Washington Post reported that Georgetown University and Nike have reached an agreement regarding the condition of workers in Nike’s supply chain.

According to the article, “(i)n December, students at Georgetown University staged a sit-in, protesting the school’s licensing agreement with Nike over concerns regarding labor practices. Months later, Georgetown and Nike have reached a new agreement that includes guidelines for investigations into the working conditions of factories.

The new protocol ensures that the Worker Rights Consortium, a labor rights monitoring organization, will have access to Nike’s supplier factories. It also bolsters coordination between the consortium and the sportswear company when a violation is identified and change is needed.”

As a result of the December 2016 student protests, Georgetown University – a Jesuit institution with a commitment to social justice – let its licensing agreement with Nike expire on December 31, 2016.  Then it engaged with Nike on the guidelines for the investigations, and ultimately came to agreement.

You may read the article on The Washington Post internet site.