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[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

[UPDATE] SLAM, other groups bring JanSport protest to Welcome Center

By Kavish Harjai, News Editor

May 2, 2014


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UPDATE: The University released a press release on May 6 that said it would not order more merchandise from JanSport. "NYU has decided not to place any new orders of merchandise produced by JanSport until and unless JanSport and its parent company, VF Corporation, agree to sign the Accord on Fire and Building Safety in Bangladesh, which is aimed at making Ban...

SLAM urges NYU to drop JanSport

SLAM urges NYU to drop JanSport

April 14, 2014


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Bangladeshi garment worker Aklima Khanam shared her account of the Rana Plaza factory collapse of April 2013, which killed 1,100 Bangladeshi factory workers, with the NYU community on April 11. “We heard that the factory was collapsing and we didn’t want to enter, the management told us t...

Letter to Sexton no SLAM dunk

Letter to Sexton no SLAM dunk

March 26, 2014


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The Student Labor Action Movement attempted to deliver a letter to NYU President John Sexton on March 24 regarding what it views as a loophole in the changes NYU has recently made to its student apparel licensing contracts. NYU wrote to all of its licensees on January 15 stating that, as of March 1, the ...