Valentine’s Actions @ Wendy’s!

Valentine’s Actions @ Wendy’s!

After making Valentines asking Wendy’s to sign the Fair Food Agreement throughout the week with members of Brown Christian Felowship, Brown MEChA, SLA, and other groups, about ten SLA members and friends visited each of the three Wendy’s in Providence on Friday, 2/15/13, to deliver the Valentines, speak with managers and customers, and perform a … Continue reading

SLAyers Excited for National USAS Conference

SLAyers Excited for National USAS Conference

SLA Members are getting really excited to head down to Miami in a month to join the 16th Annual United Students Against Sweatshops conference — we’ll be learning tons of new organizing skills, strategizing with other students about the Cut Adidas campaign, and making tons of new friends from around the country.  Watch out for … Continue reading

Pressure Builds Against Adidas

Pressure Builds Against Adidas

[Article from the Brown Daily Herald] “We can’t have justice at Brown’s leisure — we need it now,” said Student Labor Alliance member Stoni Tomson ’15 in a speech urging administrators to threaten to end the University’s contract with Adidas, which currently supplies apparel for varsity sports teams. Tomson addressed a crowd of about 15 … Continue reading

Thanksgiving Week of Supermarket Action

Thanksgiving Week of Supermarket Action

On November 19 we held an action at two Providence Stop and Shop locations to put pressure on Stop and Shop to agree to the Fair Food Program, a program to guarantee basic working protections for tomato pickers in Immokalee, Florida. Acting in solidarity with the Coalition of Immokalee workers as part of the Thanksgiving … Continue reading

End Sweatshops in Our Bookstore & Call on Brown To Support the City!

End Sweatshops in Our Bookstore & Call on Brown To Support the City!

A few upcoming events in the SLA Community, hope to see you there… Teach-In: End Sweatshops in Our Bookstore Come learn about the international Garment Workers Solidarity work  that students on campus are doing. Wednesday March 14th, 2012 8pm – 9:30pm Salomon 001 Facebook Event: https://www.facebook.com/events/256064071143935/   Stephanie Medina and Mariela Martinez report back from their Delegation … Continue reading

Fair Funding for Graduate Students Now!

Fair Funding for Graduate Students Now!

Recently, graduate students at Brown University have been targeted for funding cuts; the newly adopted policy of the Graduate School will not ensure funding for sixth year doctoral students in good standing. We believe that this policy is not only a mistake for students, but also for the university community as a whole. Graduate students … Continue reading

Alta Gracia at the Brown Bookstore

Alta Gracia at the Brown Bookstore

Brown Student Labor Alliance was happy to team up with the Brown Bookstore to promote Alta Gracia, the only living-wage, union-made college apparel line, at this year’s A Day On College Hill admitted students event. Alta Gracia is a unique clothing brand that came about after a decade-long struggle against sweatshop conditions in the Dominican … Continue reading

March to Stop SweatShops in Boston!

March to Stop SweatShops in Boston!

This Sunday, February 27th, join the Coalition of Immokalee Workers (CIW) and their allies from all over the Northeast in Boston for the largest and most important action the CIW has ever done in the Northeast! We will march from Copley Square to Brigham Circle to call on Stop and Shop to support the fight … Continue reading