Announcement of Ad-Hoc Committee on Sweatshop Labor
February 7, 2000
"After United Students Against Sweatshops' presentation to University Council in December, the University Council Steering Committee made a strong recommendation that I form an ad-hoc committee to develop a code of conduct and examine the issue of which organization, or organizations, Penn should join in order to assure that our licensees meet fair labor standards," said University President Judith Rodin. "In following Steering's counsel, I believe we have established a very thoughtful committee process to consider this issue seriously and make insightful recommendations. I will await those recommendations before making any determinations about joining the Workers' Rights Consortium. I believe that a deliberative, democratic process is the best way to reach our shared goal of fair labor practices. Once informed by the committee's recommendations, I will decide on a code of conduct and the University's organizational membership."
The members of the committee are:
Almanac, Vol. 46, No. 21, February 15, 2000