Get Involved!

There are many ways you can become involved with the Just Pay It! Campaign:

Tell Nike to “Just Pay It!”

On Facebook: Spread the word about Nike’s labor abuses in Honduras on Facebook and pressure them to take action!  You can do this by leaving wall posts or comments on Nike’s many Facebook pages or by updating your status using the @ “insert Nike page name”  function to connect your comment directly to one of Nike’s pages.

On Twitter: Similarly, you can tweet about Nike’s refusal to take responsibility for their workers on Twitter.

Urge your university or college to cut its contract with Nike

You can find out if your university or college holds a contract with Nike by investigating whether your school’s bookstore sells Nike apparel with your school’s name or logo.  Furthermore, find out if your school is a member of the Worker Rights Consortium here.  Once you have found out that your school has a contract with Nike, contact email hidden; JavaScript is required to figure out the best way to kick-off your campaign!

Participate in the National May Day Mobilization in Nike’s Hometown!

Who: You! and the U.S. anti-sweatshop movement!

What: National mobilization to demand justice from Nike for Honduran unionists from Nike

Where: Flagship Niketown in Portland, OR (930 Southwest 6th Ave)

United Students Against Sweatshops is calling on the U.S. anti-sweatshop movement to join worker representatives from the unions at the Hugger and Vision Tex factories for a mass mobilization on May 1st, 2010, at the Niketown in Portland, Oregon–the hometown and headquarters of NIKE, Inc. The union leaders from Honduras, two women named Gina Cano and Lowlee Urquia, were workers at Hugger and Vision Tex. These factories supplied college clothing for many U.S. universities. Because Nike has refused to take any responsibility for ensuring the workers of Hugger and Vision Tex be paid the severance owed to them under Honduran law and Nike’s own operating policies, many universities across North America are re-evaluating their business relationships with Nike. Just this month, the University of Wisconsin, one of the world’s biggest vendors of college clothing, cut their contract with Nike, which was worth an estimated $1 million in retail sales.

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