Universities continue to drop Russell Athletic
About two weeks ago, Georgetown refused to renew its contract with apparel maker Russell Athletic due to its violations of workers’ rights in Honduras. But we’re not alone—in fact we were the third university to do so. Other universities which recently dumped include the University of Miami, the University of Houston the University of Wisconsin, Rutgers, and now Purdue. The Lafayette Online writes:
Purdue University announced Thursday (Feb. 19) that it will terminate its licensing contract with Russell Athletic, which makes apparel with the university’s logo, effective March 31.
James Almond, interim executive vice president for business and finance and treasurer, told Russell in a letter that actions surrounding the closing of two apparel manufacturing factories in Honduras were cause for the termination.
Russell never read its Marx. Georgetown’s contract ends on June 30. Students encouraged the University to terminate a contract with New Era last year for domestic union-busting.