Update on UA Task Force on Labor Code of Conduct

  • April 11th, 2000

The University of Alabama’s Task Force on Labor Code of Conduct has made progress in its efforts to investigate available options and develop a labor code of conduct that will be incorporated into UA’s trademark licensing program to promote appropriate working conditions for employees of licensed manufacturers.

The committee, headed by Dr. Daniel Arce, associate professor of economics, recommended a Labor Code Standard with a rider on women’s rights to apply to all UA licensing contracts. UA President Andrew Sorensen has signed the Labor Code Standard.

The three student members of the committee ñ James Traynor, Matt Taylor and Darren Blackmon attended a Workers Rights Consortium (WRC) conference in New York City April 7-9. The WRC is one of several organizations that UA could join. The students will report their findings to the committee. The students attended the meeting at Acre’s recommendation. Their trip was financed through UA’s trademark licensing program.

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